Thursday, 10 February 2022 - 10:43pm |
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UPDATE – Protest activity, Parliament grounds

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A total of 122 people have been arrested today as Police continue to enforce a trespass order at Parliament grounds.

The number of protesters at the grounds has reduced significantly, and Police will maintain a presence overnight.

A number of roads around the area remain blocked and Police urge Wellington commuters to plan their travel accordingly.

Other smaller protest gatherings include a small group outside the Picton Police Station today, although the group dispersed earlier this evening.

In Christchurch, Police have arrested and charged the driver of a vehicle associated with a protest group outside the Christchurch Central Police Station. The driver’s behaviour caused Police to become concerned. Staff attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to pull over. Police stopped the vehicle a short time later, apprehended the driver and impounded the vehicle. The 63-year-old female driver is facing multiple driving charges, relating to failing to stop for Police, dangerous driving, resisting arrest, and refusing a blood sample.


Issued by Police Media Centre