Protestors have today blocked a central city intersection to demonstrate solidarity with similar protests at Ihumātao.
Photo: Sean Stack / TWA
The majority of protestors moved away from the intersection after blocking road traffic from the Terrace, Lambton Quay and Wellington Station for around 15 minutes. However a small contigent remains in the center of the intersection. Buses have been prevented from driving to Wellington Station, but are now going via Gray St.
UPDATE: 12:50pm – The vehicle in the centre of the intersection has been immobilised by the protestors – some of whom have also attached themselves to it so that they and the vehicle cannot be moved easily by the Police who have now arrived on scene.
UPDATE: 1:45pm – The protest has come to an end after the apparent arrest of a single protestor. The car which was blocking the intersection drove away unopposed by Police, the crowd dispersed peacefully, and traffic is flowing as normal.
-The Wellington App