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Maori Leader Ejected From New Zealand Parliament After Accusing Colleagues Of 'Racist' Rhetoric

Rawiri Waititi, a leader of New Zealand’s Maori Party, was ejected from a House of Representatives session on Wednesday after accusing National Party lawmakers of “racist” rhetoric and launching into a performance of the haka. After House Speaker Trevor Mallard dismissed Waititi's request for guidance on “racist propaganda and rhetoric” toward the indigenous people of New Zealand, Waititi continued to raise the issue as Mallard called for order. Eventually, Waititi's microphone was muted and he broke into a performance of the haka, prompting Mallard to eject him from the Chamber.

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