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NSW Police Issue Ominous Warning For Anyone Planning Future Anti-Lockdown Protests

Stewart Perrie

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NSW Police Issue Ominous Warning For Anyone Planning Future Anti-Lockdown Protests

New South Wales Police are warning people from planning another anti-lockdown protest in Sydney.

Thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday (July 24) and not only were many not wearing masks, but the situation turned violent on several occasions.

People were rallying against the restrictions that have been in place for a couple of weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

However, it seems like work is already underway to hold another demonstration.

Police are refusing to give any details about the rumours that are circulating on social media, however they have warned against anyone thinking of taking part in it.

Credit: Atlanta Rogers/Twitter
Credit: Atlanta Rogers/Twitter

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said: "We have a Strike Force established and they will continue to investigate and chase down every individual that we can identify, will be either arrested and/or given tickets for their behaviour and it is not just about whether it is an unauthorised protest, it was about the danger that they put all of us at in terms of the Delta variant.

"There are some discussions, there is information on the internet at the moment about a potential protest this Saturday. Can I just put this warning out now to everyone: We will be heavily policing [that event]. We will take the ground very early. You will be arrested.

"The community has spoken about that behaviour. The premier has spoken about that behaviour and it won't be tolerated again."

Commissioner Fuller added that there have been more than 10,000 reports to CrimeStoppers of people dobbing in the identities of those who were at the weekend's rally.

He said more than 100 penalty infringement notices have been handed out in relation to the protest and they won't rest until they fine everyone who was openly breaking the rules.

The protest has drawn scorn from the state's leaders and regular folk who have been adhering to the restrictions.

Deputy Police Commissioner Gary Worboys said: "To those to people whose behaviour yesterday in and around Sydney could only be described as violent, filthy behaviour, risky behaviour.

Police will continue to investigate. The community spoke and the community has said they will not tolerate it and we ask people to upload those files, to upload any information that they have to Crime Stoppers."

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian added: "Millions and millions of people across our state are doing the right thing, and it just broke my heart that people had such a disregard for their fellow citizens.

"Can I say how absolutely disgusted I was. It broke my heart. Thank you to all of us doing the right thing and to those of you who aren't, you should be ashamed of yourselves."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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