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'World-leading': Police commissioner on response at Parliament yesterday

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Publish Date
Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 8:26am
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster. (Photo / NZ Herald)

'World-leading': Police commissioner on response at Parliament yesterday

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 8:26am

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says the way his officers dismantled the protest around Wellington yesterday was world-leading. 

“I’m incredibly proud of our people and what they did. You won’t see a more professional, restrained, courageous resolution of a situation like that anywhere in the world, it was exceptional.” 

Eighty-seven people have been arrested, further arrests are possible, and seven police officers are receiving hospital treatment for head, chest and leg injuries. 

Coster told Mike Hosking he's confident police took the right course of action 

“We worked with leaders to try and get the streets clear, that was simply not working and we were left with no option but to do what we did yesterday to restore the site.” 

Parliament grounds are closed until further notice. 

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