New Zealand: Greenpeace protesters arrested for occupying irrigation dam
Photo Credit: Greenpeace via RadioNZ

New Zealand: Greenpeace protesters arrested for occupying irrigation dam

Early this morning they occupied the inside of the dam, which has yet to be filled with water, and set up a makeshift camp. Police moved in and arrested them after an eight-hour standoff. Greenpeace said it had no choice but to take the action after the dam's owner, Central Plains Water, threatened it with a court injunction aimed at shutting down a peaceful protest it had planned.


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