18 Jul 2011

Arrests over Harbour Bridge protest

4:58 pm on 18 July 2011

Demonstrators who briefly staged a protest on the Auckland Harbour Bridge against deep-sea oil drilling have been arrested.

A police spokesperson says five men and two women stopped a car on the city-bound side of the bridge at about 8.30am on Monday and attempted to hang a Māori flag off the bridge.

Police say the incident was resolved in about 20 minutes and the demonstrators co-operated with them.

They have been charged with unlawfully being on the bridge.

They will appear in the North Shore District Court on Friday.