Wainuiomata residents rush to protect marae as protesters plan occupation
Wainuiomata residents took quick action to protect their marae from protesters on Thursday night.
After police removed the anti-mandate protesters from Parliament some continued their protest elsewhere.
While a number set up camp in Shelly Bay, others planned to descend on Wainuiomata Marae, according to social media posts.
But locals weren't having it with photos showing at least 50 residents camped out to protect the marae on Thursday afternoon. Locals said the police helicopter was also circling overhead for much of the afternoon.
Police told Newshub they are "aware of protesters at various locations around the country".
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