Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

  • 04/02/2016
Protesters gather early in Aotea Square (Simon Wong / Newshub)
Protesters gather early in Aotea Square (Simon Wong / Newshub)

There is a lot of public opposition to a very private multi-nation deal today as representatives from 12 Pacific Rim countries arrive in Auckland to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

Protesters gather at Aotea Square (Simon Wong / Newshub)

"Direct action has shut down trade deals before and this is our opportunity to stop or delay proceedings, physically demonstrating we won't let them sign this agreement under our noses (sic)," the Real Choice protest group's Facebook page says. 

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

A heavy police and security presence is at the area where the signing is to take place (Simon Wong / Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

A march will also take place along Queen St at midday where a hikoi from the north will descend on the central city. (Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

Protest numbers grow outside SkyCity Convention Centre (Wilhelmina Shrimpton / Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

(Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

(Simon Wong / Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

Representatives meet inside SkyCIty Convention Centre (Patrick Gower / Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

Inside SkyCity, representatives prepare for signing (Patrick Gower / Newshub)

Photos: Protesters out in force at TPP signing

The view of protests from inside the convention centre (Patrick Gower / Newshub)

Lisa Owen has tweeted the view from the base of the Sky Tower.

Simon Shepherd is at the top of Hobson St where protesters are blocking the entrance to the motorway.

Lisa Owen says police have given a formal warning to move or be removed by force.

Mitch McCann is following protests outside SkyCity.

Newshub.

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