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Parliament protesters promise more action

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July 12, 2017

Protesters who glued their hands to railings at Parliament House in November will face court.

Protesters who shut down question time after gluing their hands to railings at Parliament House late in 2016 are expected to face a Canberra court.

The four men and three women from the Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance are set to face the Canberra Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

They have each been charged with intentionally damaging commonwealth property, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The group were among dozens of pro-refugee protesters who disrupted the House of Representatives in November after refusing to budge from the public gallery.

Two other protesters face less serious charges, after abseiling down the front of Parliament House to unfurl a banner the following day.

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