18 Feb 2016

Weapons protester pleads guilty to disorderly behaviour

7:47 pm on 18 February 2016

A woman arrested after a protest outside a weapons conference in Wellington has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly behaviour.

Eliana Darroch appeared in the Wellington District Court this morning.

The court heard she was one of a group of protesters on Queens Wharf in November last year who tried to block the doors to the weapons conference venue.

Darroch's lawyer, Philippa Sullivan, said her client passionately believed in the cause and had travelled from Auckland by bus for today's court appearance.

Judge Peter Hobbs fined Darroch $200, taking into account her early plea and lack of previous convictions.