'Aotearoa is not for sale!' say thousands in Auckland

May 3, 2012
Video: Aotearoa is not for sale! - Auckland Demo - April 28, 2012 - YouTube/GreenLeftOnline.

More than 8000 people demonstrated in Auckland on April 28 against the privatisation and give away of public assets in Aotearoa (New Zealand). A few days earlier, a Hikoi (walk) began from Cape Reinga in the far north of New Zealand's north island, headed for the capital, Wellington.

Arriving in Auckland in time to coincide with the event, participants in the Hikoi marched from Victoria Park to Britomart, where they met up with the assembling protest. The crowd then made its way up Queen Street to Aotearoa Square.

The Hikoi will arrive in Wellington on May 4 for a week of protest action against the government's agenda of privatisation, destruction of state housing, and attacks on the environment and education.

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