Stuff’s summary from yesterday, including the protestor and police actions late last night.
What you need to know / Kia mōhio mai koe:
* A late-night standoff between protesters and police with riot shields ensured after new vehicles arrived at the protest, entering the area after a bollard appeared to have been moved.
* Covid-19 has emerged among protesters at Parliament, with at least two cases confirmed by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
* The occupation continues to disrupt more schools, along with universities and offices in the area. Parents and students have said that Thorndon is “unsafe”.
* A protester has claimed police punched and eye-gouged him during an earlier scuffle.
* A man who who allegedly drove a car towards police this week has been given name suppression.
* Investigations continue into who had sprayed a “stinging substance” at police on Tuesday.
* Free parking at Sky Stadium for protesters is to cease from Thursday, on what will be the 17th day of the protest.
Radicalisation in real time (Dr Michael Daubs, Newsroom)
Parliamentary Grounds occupation and mandates: Analysis, and News Reporting lists of articles for 23/2/22 (The Democracy Project)
Figureheads and factions: the key people at the parliament occupation (Toby Manhire, The Spinoff)
Police wave white flag as occupiers dig in – why parliament stalemate won’t end anytime soon (Marc Daalder, Newsroom)
List of reasons for Convoy 2022 NZ (NZ Truckies FB)
Letter of Demand (from protest organisers)