Māori party co-leader ejected from New Zealand parliament after performing haka

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    An Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker was thrown out of New Zealand’s parliament for performing a Māori haka in protest against what he said were racist arguments.

    Rawiri Waititi told lawmakers in the chamber that he was forced to listen to a ‘constant barrage of insults’ directed toward Indigenous people. Speaker Trevor Mallard told Waititi to sit down, but instead he performed the haka, a traditional dance or challenge accompanied by a chant.

    ‘Order. The member will now leave the chamber,’ Mallard told Waititi, which he did along with his co-leader, Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

    Māori party co-leader ejected from parliament after performing haka in racism row

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