A protest against asset sales saw around 250 people rally together in Red Square this morning.
Mana Party and Labour supporters, and other people, marched side by side to voice their opposition to the National Government selling state assets.
People gathered for a protest against asset sales in red Square today. Photos: Letitia Atkinson.
One protestor, who did not want to be named, says the country has changed so much.
She believes the country has become “openly racist”.
Another protestor says selling the assets will only bring a temporary financial benefit.
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly says selling the assets makes no sense - economic or social.
“Retaining the action against the sale is very important.
“We will soon have a referendum on the matter and it is important the Government knows that despite their crude rush to get the sales over with, we will not be deterred.”
A crowd of around 250 protestors marched from Red Square to Simon Bridges National office on Devonport Road holding placards and banners saying ‘No Asset Sales”.
A section of The Strand was closed for the protest and police were present to make sure nothing got out of hand.
The protest in Tauranga is one of many being held around the country today.