UPDATE: Further enforcement action after Auckland Harbour Bridge protest

Police have taken further enforcement action after unsupported protest action took place on Auckland’s Harbour Bridge last weekend.

A total of 13 arrests have now been made, with 21 charges laid along with 26 infringement notices.

Superintendent Naila Hassan, Waitematā District Commander, says the charges relate to driving offences, obstruction, disorderly behaviour and assaulting Police.

Infringement notices have also been issued for numerous driving offences, including impeding traffic.

“Police had made it clear to the group that any pedestrians on the Harbour Bridge or motorway was unlawful and would result in consequences,” says Superintendent Hassan.

“Police permitted the group to travel in vehicles in a convoy at a speed that was deemed safe and minimised disruption to other road users.

“The group chose not to abide by those requirements and as a result they will face the consequences for their unlawful behaviour.

“The actions of the group last week were dangerous, and this enforcement action sends a clear message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

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