Protestors who allegedly superglued themselves to Parliament House plead not guilty

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July 12, 2017 11:17:34

Seven people charged after they allegedly superglued their hands to railings in Parliament House during Question Time have been committed for trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

The protestors were each formally charged in the ACT Magistrates Court today with damaging Commonwealth property.

They were part of a larger group of 40 people protesting against offshore detention who caused Parliament House to be shut down in November last year.

In chaotic scenes, security guards forcibly dragged a number of protesters from the public gallery of the House of Representatives, with many heard screaming “don’t hurt me”.

The protestors were removed for disrupting Question Time by shouting statements like “close the camps” and “bring them here”.

Outside the ACT Magistrates Court today protesters held a large banner reading “Close the bloody camps now”.

The four women and three men today pleaded not guilty and were committed for trial.

All seven were released on bail to face court again later this month.

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