Court action against Occupy Auckland protestors dropped

Security staff and police removed Occupy Auckland from Aotea Square in January. Photo / Dean Purcell
Security staff and police removed Occupy Auckland from Aotea Square in January. Photo / Dean Purcell

Court proceedings against Occupy Auckland protestors have been dropped.

Some were charged with contempt of court after continuing to camp in Aotea Square, despite being served with a trespass notice.

The Auckland Council's lawyer Ross Burns said the occupiers could have been fined or imprisoned.

However, he said because it has been quite some time - around six months - since the occupation occurred, the council has decided it doesn't want to take matters further.

- Newstalk ZB

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