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'Occupy Christchurch': Protest camp springs up in Latimer Square

Author
RNZ,
Publish Date
Sat, 9 Apr 2022, 1:21pm
A Freedom protest camp has sprung up in Christchurch's Latimer Square. (Photo / RNZ)
A Freedom protest camp has sprung up in Christchurch's Latimer Square. (Photo / RNZ)

'Occupy Christchurch': Protest camp springs up in Latimer Square

Author
RNZ,
Publish Date
Sat, 9 Apr 2022, 1:21pm

By RNZ 

A protest camp has sprung up in Christchurch's Latimer Square, where signs and tents have been hammered into the grass. 

There did not appear to be anyone in the tents early this morning. 

Some of the signs are about freedom fighting, while another says "Occupy Christchurch". 

The city council has told anti-mandate protesters camping on earthquake-damaged red-zone land elsewhere in the city to leave. 

The group have been there since the start of the month. 

Anti-mandate protesters occupied Cranmer Square for weeks, but left peacefully.