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Wed Feb 10, 2021, 08:01 AM

Māori lawmaker ejected from New Zealand parliament for refusing to wear a 'colonial noose'

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/asia/new-zealand-maori-necktie-intl-scli/index.html

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Wellington, New Zealand
A New Zealand Māori leader who was ejected from parliament this week for refusing to wear a necktie in the chamber said forcing him to a Western dress code was a breach of his rights and an attempt to suppress indigenous culture.

Speaker Trevor Mallard twice prevented Rawiri Waititi from asking questions in the debating chamber on Tuesday, insisting that MPs could only ask a question if they were wearing a tie.

Waititi, 40, who became an MP for the first time in the election last October, was wearing a taonga, a Māori greenstone pendant, instead.

When Waititi continued with his question after being stopped a second time, Mallard ordered him to leave.
"It's not about ties, it's about cultural identity, mate," Waititi said as he exited the chamber.
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I was not thrilled with Jacinda Ardenís statement at the end!!!

This also reminded me of when mitch the bitch silenced E Warren! Fucker!

🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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Wed Feb 10, 2021, 08:12 AM

1. Silliness

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Wed Feb 10, 2021, 11:43 AM

2. There is a lot more racial discrimination in New Zealand than you think.


I have Kiwi friends and was kind of shocked to see it with my own eyes when I visited there.

Poverty is much more obvious when you see the places where they live.

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