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.

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