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Newsflash: Eight Arrested In Wellington Demo

Eight anti-capitalist protesters were arrested in Wellington following the refusal of a protester to leave Westpac Bank in Cuba mall, police said.

Police said the arrests were for obstructing the police and disorderly behaviour in relation to the trespass, and occurred around 1:45 this afternoon.

The protestors occupied Westpac to object to Westpac’s involvement in uranium mining in Australia.

A protester said the arrests were violent and a few people were hurt. The protester said they expected the arrested protesters would get off their charges, as the incident was captured on video.



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