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A man will appear in court today charged with wilful damage after allegedly smashing a glass door at the Dunedin Courthouse.
A police spokeswoman said a 45-year-old Mosgiel man had been charged following an incident at the courthouse this morning.
He is due to appear in the Dunedin district court today.
A reporter at the scene said it appeared someone had thrown an item through a glass door at the Dunbar St entrance to the court.
A large amount of shattered glass could be seen on the footpath outside and the door was completely shattered.
The reporter at the scene witnessed a man being taken away by police about 7.45am.
The man had a protest sign which read: "Now pretty sure past deals not suiting case so what are the Government and their criminal associates up to and who are the police really looking after."
A police spokesman said they were advised at 7.13am the door had been damaged.
Police attended the incident and could confirm a person was in custody.