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12 arrested following Te Papa protest

Police can now advise that 12 people were arrested following a protest at Te Papa today where parts of the Treaty of Waitangi exhibition were defaced.

A 29-year-old man has been charged with intentional damage, obstructing police, and breach of bail.

A 53-year-old woman has been charged with intentional damage.

A 46-year-old man and 52-year old woman have been charged with breach of bail.

Eight protesters were arrested for trespass after refusing to leave Te Papa. They were escorted outside, formally trespassed and released without charge.

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Source:NZ Police

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  1. Would have been good to know what they were protesting about. And what were they on bail for?
    It’s just half a story with not enough information for the reader to form an opinion on whether they agree with the protest or not.
    Either way, damaging property is not acceptable.

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