Parliament protest: Police arrest 122 in efforts to control occupation

A Radio NZ article.

Tensions rose on Thursday as the protest against Covid-19 protection measures dragged on into its third day, with police hauling away dozens of protesters who refused to leave Parliament grounds.

Police made more arrests as they continued to hold the line.

Police said it was disappointing that despite the grounds being officially closed to the public earlier today, a number of protesters are still refusing repeated requests to leave the precinct.

“We continue to acknowledge people’s rights to protest, however those who behave unlawfully will face arrest.”

Some protesters responded with abuse, haka and hurling objects at officers.

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