17 Feb 2022

High-level meeting held to end Parliament protest

From Checkpoint, 5:08 pm on 17 February 2022

A high powered security meeting has been convened to find a way through to resolve the protest at Parliament.

Police have rowed back the rhetoric on towing the cars and instead say they're taking the care required not to escalate the tensions.

Meanwhile the Defence Minister says if the army is called on to clear the streets they will wreck all cars and caravans in the way.

There's no sign of the demonstrators moving on. The occupation is actually growing, and in the latest development - the Speaker has asked all political parties to sign a letter to protesters calling for an end to illegal protest activity.