22 Feb 2022

Reporter describes tense scenes at Parliament

From Midday Report, 12:10 pm on 22 February 2022

Three police officers were taken to hospital after they were sprayed with an unknown substance during clashes with protestors at Parliament on Tuesday morning.

It was a tense start to the day when police, some armed with riot shields, started moving barriers closer to the occupation, only to be confronted by demonstrators.

A man who attempted to drive a car into a group of officers was arrested, while a further two were arrested for obstructing police.

Māni Dunlop spoke with our reporter covering the protests.