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Former MP arrested during poverty protest

Published: 7:46PM Tuesday September 18, 2012 Source: Newstalk ZB

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    Sue Bradford - Source: Close Up

Former Green MP Sue Bradford has been arrested during a protest at the Ministry of Social Development's Auckland office.

Bradford, a spokesperson for Auckland Action Against Poverty, was one of six protestors arrested this afternoon after the group locked themselves in a Ministry office.

Three still remain inside the office in the east Auckland suburb of Ellerslie.

Inspector Lou Alofa says the protestors are likely to be at the site for a few hours yet but the situation is under control and police are talking with organisers to reach a resolution.

The group are believed to be protesting against the Government's proposed welfare reform Bill.