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Three arrests made at Wellington protest

Three arrests made at Wellington protest

Please attribute to Inspector Brett Amas

Three people were this morning arrested by Police outside the petroleum and gas industry conference at the TSB Arena in Wellington.

Two men – aged 22 and 19 - were arrested and charged with assaulting Police.

A 20-year-old woman was arrested for obstructing a public place.

She has been given a pre-charge warning.

In response to media questions about whether a man had been injured, Police responded to a call for assistance.

A man was located by Police.

However, he declined any Police assistance.

The role of police at these type of events is to ensure safety and uphold the law, while recognising the lawful right to protest.

We want everyone to stay safe in and around the venue, particularly with today’s changeable Wellington weather.

ENDS

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