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Marching in support of Tongan workers, 2005 (2 o 3)

Marching in support of Tongan workers, 2005

Tongan government workers went on strike for more than six weeks in 2005, demanding a pay rise and democratic reform. Feelings ran high. Government cars were torched, schools vandalised and a beach house belonging to the royal family razed to the ground. At an Auckland residence owned by the Tongan royal family, New Zealand- and island-born Tongans gathered, fights broke out and a window was smashed. There was a march (shown here) up Queen Street in Auckland in sympathy with the strikers and supporting their demand for political reform.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Greg Bowker

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jon Fraenkel, 'Pacific Islands and New Zealand - Fiji and Tonga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36875/marching-in-support-of-tongan-workers-2005 (accessed 27 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Jon Fraenkel, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012