12 Jan 2010

Minto pleads not guilty to disorder charges

3:07 pm on 12 January 2010

Veteran activist John Minto has pleaded not guilty to charges laid as a result of a protest at the ASB women's tennis tournament in Auckland.

Mr Minto appeared in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday charged with intentionally obstructing a police constable and behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place.

He and others from the Global Peace and Justice group were protesting over Israeli player Shahar Peers' participation in the tournament.

Mr Minto has been granted bail and is due to reappear in court on 9 February.

Seven other protestors were arrested last week.