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Protest Over Court Trial For Nz Activist

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - A small but vocal protest was held outside the Australian High Commission in Wellington this afternoon to show solidarity with a New Zealander facing trial in Australia over her role at G20 protests in Melbourne in 2006.

Sina Brown-Davis's trial starts today. She is charged with affray, rioting, possessing a prohibited weapon and intentionally damaging a police van.

Thousands of people were involved in the largely peaceful protest in 2006, but small groups of demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at police and smashed a police riot truck's windows.

Today 14 members of Wellington Anarchist Black Cross gathered outside the high commission gates.