Illegal campers moved out of Exhibition Park in Canberra

Media release

 ACT Policing, with additional resources from the broader Australian Federal Police, have today (Monday, 14 February 2022) moved the remaining campers out of Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC).  

The operation was generally peaceful however three people were arrested.  

A man and a woman were charged with trespass and a second man was charged with trespass and resisting a territory official.  

No vehicles were required to be towed and no camping equipment was seized.  

ACT Policing would like to thank the community for their patience during last week and especially the past weekend while multiple road closures and diversions were in place.  

Police are pleased that the EPIC site is now clear and can be used for the Canberra Show and other upcoming events.  

ACT Policing is aware that protestors are seeking to locate alternative camping areas within the ACT. They are reminded that they must only set up in designated and available camping sites.  

Camping outside of a designated site is an offence and campers will be asked to move on. Those who refuse to do so may be subject to fines and/or arrest.  

Low level protest activity may continue to occur in the Parliamentary Triangle and other areas in the coming days and as a result, short-term traffic disruptions may be experienced.   

While ACT Policing recognises the rights of people to peacefully protest, when illegal actions take place the people responsible will be dealt with in accordance with the law. 


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