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Photo Essay: Thousands Seek To Stop Cricket Tour

Photo Essay: Thousands Turn Out To Stop Cricket Tour

Images and Audio: Around two thousand people took part in a protest in Auckland today called by Global Peace and Justice Auckland and the Green Party against a planned tour of Zimbabwe by New Zealand Cricket. The protest march gathered at Myers Park on Queen St and was attended by foreign minister Phil Goff.

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Images by Selwyn Manning.


Auckland - Zimbabwe former cricket great, Henry Olonga, and Sir Garfield Todd's daughter, Judith Todd, led protests today against a New Zealand cricket tour of Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe's Judith Todd (Daughter of Sir Garfield Todd) thanks New Zealanders for taking a stand against the Robert Mugabe regime.


Zimbabwe former cricket great, Henry Olonga, sang a song of thanks to New Zealanders for being the first to speak out against the Mugabe regime's injustices in his homeland.


Global Peace and Justice Auckland spokesperson, John Minto, calls for a total boycott of sporting contact with Zimbabwe.


(Left) Green Party co-leader, Rod Donald.


New Zealand foreign minister, Phil Goff, said his government cannot create a law that would prevent New Zealanders' right to travel.


Green Party co-leader, Rod Donald, says his bill provides a solution that would stop the tour while protecting New Zealanders' right to travel.


Protesters calling for a halt to the planned New Zealand Cricket tour of Zimbabwe.


Global Peace and Justice Auckland spokesperson, John Minto.


Families and people of all races and backgrounds gathered to demand a halt to the planned New Zealand Cricket tour of Zimbabwe.


Protesters calling for a halt to the planned New Zealand Cricket tour of Zimbabwe.


Protesters calling for a halt to the planned New Zealand Cricket tour of Zimbabwe.

”ClickSCOOP AUDIO: Scoop Audio: Zimbabwe’s Judith Todd.

”ClickSCOOP AUDIO: Scoop Audio: John Minto’s brief’s the protest march of the issue.

”ClickSCOOP AUDIO: Scoop Audio: Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

”ClickSCOOP AUDIO: Scoop Audio: Green Party co-leader Rod Donald.

”ClickSCOOP AUDIO: Scoop Audio: John Minto responds to Phil Goff’s stance.

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