After Refusing To Wear 'Colonial Noose,' Māori Politician Is Kicked Out of Parliament

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Published on 11 Feb 2021, 15:00
A Māori politician in New Zealand was forced to leave Parliament’s chambers for not wearing a necktie. Rawiri Waititi, co-leader of the Māori Party, was wearing a traditional Māori pendant.

The day after Waititi’s removal, the House speaker held a debate about removing the tie rule, and it was dropped. Waititi has referenced to the Western necktie as a “colonial noose” on multiple occasions.

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