New Zealand, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Violent attack in Christchurch – Canterbury, New Zealand

2023-08-16: According to the sources, at least one person sustained severe injuries on Tuesday (15 August) at around 5 pm (local time) following a violent attack by a group of people at Elizabeth Street, Upper Riccarton in Christchurch, Canterbury. Reportedly, the suspects fled the scene after the attack, and an investigation remains ongoing.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.