Protest camp linked to Old Parliament House fire cleared as heavy police presence established

Miriam Webber
Jasper Lindell
By Miriam Webber, and Jasper Lindell
Updated January 6 2022 - 8:11am, first published 5:10am
A line of police officers face off with a protester beside John Dunmore Lang Place off King Edward Terrace on Thursday afternoon. Picture: Miriam Webber

Police have cleared a camp near the National Portrait Gallery where a group of protesters, linked to a fire at Old Parliament House, had pitched tents.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

City reporter

I'm the Canberra Times' city reporter, digging into how the capital is developing and the issues affecting residents, businesses and community organisations. Drop me a line at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.