Watch: Chris Hipkins mobbed by Freedoms NZ protesters at Ōtara market

Labour leader Chris Hipkins has been mobbed and heckled by a group of Freedoms NZ supporters in Tāmaki Makaurau on Saturday morning.

Hipkins was attending the Ōtara Flea Market, a popular south Auckland collection of stalls featuring fresh kai, arts, and crafts.

Freedoms NZ supporters could be heard yelling chants at Hipkins during his walkabout of the market, heckling him for about 30 minutes.

Freedoms NZ is a political party started by Brian Tamaki in August last year. Lawyer Sue Grey later became the party's co-leader.

Hipkins was there in his capacity as Labour leader alongside a few other Labour MPs and new candidates, as the party's campaign hits the ground.

Today was meant to be about launching his Māori and Pasifika campaigns, but that didn't quite pan out in the morning.

Hipkins will later head to Ngāruawāhia as Prime Minister for the annual Koroneihana celebrations for the Kiingitanga.

There are 56 days left until the general election.

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