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What a prickly protester threw at this politician on live TV came as a complete surprise YouTube/screenshot
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In an incident one might describe as an “epic phall,” a New Zealand woman protesting the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) threw a dildo in real life at Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce as he answered reporters’ questions.

The woman has been identified as Josie Butler.

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When she threw the sex toy she said “That’s for raping our sovereignty.”

“With the signing coming up next week, I thought it was really important that we take a really strong stand against this to protect the people of New Zealand, really,” she said, according to news.com.au. “I’m here as a nurse because I’m worried about the patient rights and how many people will essentially die if this goes through because the price of medication’s going up, so yeah, it’s something I feel really strongly about.”

“It would be unfortunate for being known for this incident,” Joyce said after he was taken by surprise by this unusual slap in the face.

Matt Naham About the author:
Matt Naham is the Weekend Editor  for Rare. Follow him on Twitter @matt_naham.
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