Asian Journal

New Zealand Climate Minister punched in face

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Wellington: New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister James Shaw was punched in the face on Thursday on the street while he was on his way to Parliament House. A 47-year-old man was arrested for assaulting Green Party co-leader Shaw in Wellington, though the Minister was not seriously injured, the BBC reported. The attacker will appear in court on Friday, the police said. A Green Party spokespers­on described the attack as unprovoked and said Shaw, who suffered a black eye, went to the hospital for a precaution­ary check-up. It was unclear if the attack on Shaw was politicall­y motivated, but Trade Minister David Parker told the media that the attacker “was shouting things out about the UN”.

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