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Protesters arrested in New Zealand

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 00:52

Jan 23- Two 'Occupy' protesters are arrested as police move to clear a demonstration in central Auckland. Megan Detrie reports.

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New Zealand police arrest two people as they clear an 'Occupy' protest in Auckland. Protesters have been camped out in Aotea Square, in the city's centre, since last year. One demonstrator says she's fed up with the greed of big banks. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "The plan is to highlight the inequities in our society, the plan is to highlight the fact the planet is being sold, that our grandchildren will have nothing left." The two arrested, a man and a women, were charged with breaching the peace. Auckland City Council said they removed the protest to make way for next month's Auckland Lantern Festival. Calling themselves the "99 percent," the Occupy Wall Street Movement in the US has sparked similar protests in cities across the world. Megan Detrie, Reuters

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Protesters arrested in New Zealand

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 00:52