On the 17th and 18th of November, over 150 people gathered outside Wellington’s TSB arena in response to a call out made by Peace Action Wellington. We successfully blockaded and disrupted the NZDIA’s annual weapons conference, hindering the business of war. In response the police were violent, heavy-handed and arrested 27 people across the two days.
One charge has been dropped but 26 activists are now fighting charges that range from trespass to disorderly behaviour, and looking for your support with legal funds. Everyone has plead ‘not guilty’ to the charges and is required to return to court on the 18th February 2016.
Being charged and taken to court is a lengthy and expensive process and thus a Givealittle page has been set up to accept donations to support those arrested. We really appreciate whatever you are able to donate, please feel free to share with your networks.