December 3, 2021

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The Maori tribe of New Zealand are demanding vaccines to stop the use of haka

The Maori tribe of New Zealand are demanding vaccines to stop the use of haka

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On November 9, 2021, protesters staged a protest in Wellington, New Zealand, during the Coalition for Freedom and Rights.

The Maori tribe has called on New Zealand’s anti-vaccine protesters to “immediately” stop using the traditional war dance hakka.

Ka Mat Haqqa is very popular because it is performed by the All Blacks national rugby team before every match.

The The Nadi Toa tribe, which has the legal rights to the Haqqa, It issued a warning following the use of it by several anti-vaccine protesters during protests last week.

The vaccination rate against Govt-19 is low among the Maori population. Only 61% of those eligible have been fully vaccinated and 77% have received the first dose. These figures are much lower than the rate in New Zealand, where 90% of the eligible population is vaccinated.