WATCH: Woman Hilariously Lobs A Dildo At Politician For Supporting TPP (VIDEO)

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“That’s for raping our sovereignty,” yells New Zealand protester Josie Butler, as she hurls a large, pink dildo at the face of her nation’s Economic Development Minister, Steven Joyce. “That’s for raping our country, because of the TPPA and selling away our rights and freedoms.”

This is the surprising scene that viewers were greeted with while Joyce addressed the press, following a government conference to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Auckland. You can view the video using the link below.

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Butler was led away peacefully by authorities after the incident. Surprisingly enough, Joyce laughed the incident off shortly after it happened. He told TVNZ:

Fair to say I don’t think those sorts of things happen everyday. We actually thought it was a little bit humorous at the end of it all … new experiences in politics everyday, it’s the privilege of serving.

The TPPA, admittedly, is not a very “sexy” political issue for many, but the implications of the so-called “trade deal” are vast and, for many, frightening in their scope. Despite protestors allegedly shutting down the city of Auckland, the ceremonial TPPA signing went on as planned, with each nation’s respective trade ministers placing their signature on the agreement that was concluded in Atlanta last year. The countries participating in the agreement are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam.

One of the greatest criticisms of the TPP agreement is the level of secrecy involved in its drafting, echoed by many progressive lawmakers including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Here in the United States, in order to have full access to the details of the agreement, one not only had to be a member of Congress, but they also had to go to classified briefings in which their staff and their cellphones were not allowed through the door. This level of secrecy has made progressive voters, myself included, very uneasy.

New Zealanders have been even more vigorously opposed to the agreement themselves, with nearly two-thirds of its citizens polled in opposition to the agreement at one point. As the dildo incident seems to illustrate, it’s safe to say that many New Zealanders feel just as f*cked over by their politicians as Butler does for still going ahead with the deal as planned.

Featured image via screengrab.