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MANA supports Dunedin Occupiers - Invites Key To Meet

MANA supports Dunedin Occupiers despite eviction notices and invites John Key to meet protesters

MANA has given its support to the occupy Dunedin movement despite the local council issuing an eviction notice yesterday.

"We would remind the Dunedin City Council and police that this is a peaceful movement that reflects widespread local and international outrage at the harvesting of wealth by the 1% at the expense of the 99%," says MANA economic justice spokesperson, John Minto.

"Overseas police brutality against occupation protestors has only seen the movement build and reoccupy. We warn the Dunedin Police that a heavy-handed response to the occupation will backfire badly.

"The world is watching Dunedin.

" MANA's Te Tai Tonga candidate Clinton Dearlove spent his first week in Dunedin in a tent at the occupation because the occupations are reflecting in action what MANA has been saying for several months about the need to radically transform our economy and society.

"After Prime Minister John Key attacked me personally in the first leaders debate, I invited him to come and meet the protestors to see that they as the 99% have legitimate grievances against people like him, the 1%, who hold all the wealth - I'm still waiting for a response," Mr Minto says.

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