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Police officers and security guards patrolled the grounds of Parliament on Wednesday following reports of a planned anti-lockdown protest.
Nineteen people have been arrested after small anti-lockdown protests at 11 different locations across the country.
Police Commissioner Andrew Coaster said protesters gathered in small groups outside government and local council buildings, resulting in 19 arrests for non-compliance with Level 4 warnings.
The protest was organized on social media by Northlander Karen Brewer, one of the two arrested in Knightland outside the council buildings in Kikohi and Wangori.
In Auckland, four people were arrested in a small protest outside Government House in Epsom.
Government House spokeswoman Nerina Bennett said a small number of people showed up at the Government House in Wellington, but did not stay.
Additional police were stationed at the gate, he said. Two notices of violation were also issued.
Three people have been arrested for failing to comply with a health order following a protest in Civic Square in Hamilton.
Six people were arrested at a rally outside the Turanga City Council building, and one was arrested at a small gathering in Taupa.
Police were called to protest outside council buildings in New Plymouth, Wanganui and Manawati, and two were arrested in Wanganui.
Protests erupted outside council buildings in Nelson and Christchurch, with one arrest in Christchurch.
No arrests were made in Wellington, and police and security guards were seen patrolling Parliament.
A police spokesman confirmed that police were present to monitor the activity, but no enforcement action was required.
More than a dozen officers were seen talking to people who had arrived in their cars and gossiping around parliament.
Brewer instructed protesters on social media to remain silent, but to wear yellow if they wished, and to enter and occupy parliament buildings.
Protests also took place in Parliament buildings and in the homes of state governors and governors-general in Australia.
Since Alert Level 4 came into being, 118 people have been charged with a total of 126 crimes across the country and 338 people have been issued 341 formal warnings.
More than 2,400 violation notices have also been issued.
So far, police have received a total of 13,531 reports of online violations through 105 phone lines and 8,399 calls related to Cove 19.
The first day of the lockdown on August 18, Eight people were arrested. Nationwide protests against lockdown
Include Four people in a protest Outside TVNZ in Auckland, which was attended by about 100 people, sparked violence between protesters and police.