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New Zealand Maori MP defies tie rule, rejecting 'colonial noose'

AFP, 10 Feb 2021
New Zealand's parliament backs down after ejecting a Maori lawmaker because he refused to wear a tie, allowing him to speak without an accessory he labelled a "colonial noose". The issue flared on Tuesday 9 February 2021 when Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi was made to leave from the parliamentary debating chamber for not wearing the required attire during question time.

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