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Libertarianz: "End Waitangi Apartheid!"

Libertarianz: "End Waitangi Apartheid!"

Helen Clark may not be there and 'pakeha media' may be banned, but Libertarianz activists say they will be there at the Waitangi Treaty grounds tomorrow calling for "an end to Waitangi apartheid."

Tim Wikiriwhi, coordinator of Libertarianz' Waitangi activities, says that Waitangi Day is far from being a day of celebration - "it has instead become a national day of mourning and outrage. The Treaty, which once united all New Zealanders with the promise of equality before the law, has become instead a tool of apartheid - dividing New Zealander from New Zealander by institutionalised bias. Where the Treaty promised colour-blind law protective of liberty and property for all, a century-and-a-half later it has instead become an out-of-control gravy train delivering state-sponsored paternalism."

"That is what I and my fellow libertarians will be protesting at tomorrow's 'celebrations'," he says, "we seek to derail the Waitangi gravy train once and for all. We libertarians condemn all racist laws, and we shall be the only party at the Treaty grounds tomorrow confronting the racism the Treaty has delivered."

He calls all New Zealanders to get behind them in their stand for equal rights before the law. "Look out for the Libertarianz banner 'End Waitangi Apartheid' and come stand with us for justice," he says.

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