Wednesday, 9 February 2022 - 10:03pm |

UPDATE: Protest activity, Parliament grounds

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Statement to be attributed to Wellington District Commander Superintendent Corrie Parnell:

The three men arrested on Parliament grounds earlier today have been charged with obstruction.

The men, aged 61, 57 and 50, have been bailed to appear in the Wellington District Court on Monday 14 February.

All three have also been officially trespassed from Parliament grounds.

At this time, these three men are the only people to be issued with trespass notices from Parliament since the protest activity began on Tuesday.

It should be noted Police and Parliamentary security staff made an approach to identified organisers earlier today, on behalf of the Speaker of the House, to request the removal of tents and all structures within Parliament grounds. This did not constitute a trespass notice.

There have been no further arrests or significant incidents on Parliament grounds this evening and Police continue to engage with organisers from the different groups present.

Police staff will remain on Parliament grounds overnight.


Issued by Police Media Centre