Activist ties himself to US Embassy in Wellington to protest police brutality

Casper Howell
Casper Howell Photo credit: Newshub.

An activist who tied himself to the United States Embassy in Wellington has removed himself at the recommendation of police.

Casper Howell told Newshub he intended to stay tied to the gate of the Embassy until he was arrested, or until Tuesday morning came round. 

Howell was in place for about an hour before police recommended he move on or be served with a trespass notice. The young activist decided to choose his battles, and according to a police spokesperson "moved on of his own accord".

Howell's protest comes as thousands gathered in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to show solidarity with black people in the US following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. 



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