PM John Key booed off stage at Big Gay Out

Prime Minister John Key with Daphne Bush during the Big Gay Out held at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister John Key with Daphne Bush during the Big Gay Out held at Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier. Photo / Dean Purcell

John Key was booed off stage at yesterday's Big Gay Out festival by a group of vocal anti-TPP protesters.

Donned in a pink polo shirt, Mr Key took to the stage alongside National MPs Nikki Kaye and Maggie Barry.

But a group of about 30 protesters clutching banners and shouting anti-TPP slogans drowned out his short speech, and the prime minister then left the stage to loud booing.

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Speaking to media afterwards, Mr Key said he had expected the reaction but stressed it was from a small group of individuals who did not support the National government.

It was the 17th Big Gay Out festival in Auckland.

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- NZ Herald

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