Tag: New Zealand Police

Police assist parliamentary security at TPPA protest

Press Release – New Zealand Police Extra police staff were called to assist security as protestors tried to move up onto the steps of Parliament during a protest against the TPPA agreement.Police assist parliamentary security at TPPA protest Extra police staff were called to assist security as protestors tried to move up onto the steps of Parliament during a protest against the TPPA agreement. Wellington Police Area Commander, Inspector Chris Bensemann said that protestors had pushed through barriers at the front of parliament in an attempt to move up onto the steps. “Police were called to help security staff and were able to contain a small determined group of protestors to the bottom of the steps” said Inspector Bensemann. “These protests have been mainly peaceful in the past but on this occasion a small group tried to move up the steps of Parliament before being stopped by police and security.” The protestors eventually moved on and no arrests were made. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Smooth operations in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police Auckland City Police thank all the volunteers and partner agencies for their contributions to another successful operation where more than 22,000 fans enjoyed an entertaining Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park.Smooth operations in Auckland Auckland City Police thank all the volunteers and partner agencies for their contributions to another successful operation where more than 22,000 fans enjoyed an entertaining Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park. It was another busy day for Police who also deployed to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) protest down Queen Street that involved more than 5,000 demonstrators. Auckland City Police Operational Commander, Inspector Peter Gibson, was pleased with how smoothly both operations went. “Obviously our own Police staff were deployed at both events but special mention must be made of the 100 volunteer Wardens & Community Patrols who accompanied and supported our offocers during the day. “These people exemplify the value of communities coming together to improve their city.” There were no arrests or incidents at either operation and a comparatively small number of people, 18, were removed from Eden Park during the match that was won by Pakistan. Eden Park will host another two Cricket World Cup matches. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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Protest turns violent in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police Auckland police had to call in numerous extra policing resources to prevent protestors from forcing entry into Sky City this afternoon.Protest turns violent in Auckland Auckland police had to call in numerous extra policing resources to prevent protestors from forcing entry into Sky City this afternoon. Approximately 5 to 6 police staff attended the protest today to facilitate the right of protest balanced against the needs of the public to pass freely through the area. It was a low key police approach. A crowd numbering around 150+ have tried to force entry to sky city but were blocked by a small number of police supported by Sky City personnel. Extra policing resources were sent to the City area to support our staff. The protestors started a fire in the middle of a nearby road. They tried to feed the fire with cardboard boxes. Police staff moved in to prevent escalation and two officers were separated, attacked and kicked numerous times. Fire appliances were called to the scene to help. The crowd moved off through CBD streets to Aotea Square. Two arrests were made. One of these arrests was a female that stomped on a constables head. Police were extremely disappointed at the reckless actions of some of the protestors, their actions meant that normal police resources throughout Auckland were not available to attend...

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