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Police say a further six people have been charged following what they say were unauthorised protest activities in Sydney and Byron Bay.

A police release reports that high-visibility policing operations were launched in response to protests on Saturday to ensure the safety of participants, as well as the community and local businesses.

Four charged in Byron Bay

In Byron Bay, four men have been charged following the protests at parks on Jonson Street and Bay Street.

A 34-year-old man was charged with ‘assault officer in execution of duty’ and ‘resist officer in execution of duty’, according to police.

He was granted conditional bail will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 21 September 2020

A 36-year-old man was charged with resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty and resist officer in execution of duty.

A 21-year-old man was charged with wilfully obstruct officer in execution of duty and resist officer in execution of duty.

A 42-year-old man was charged with resist officer in execution of duty.

They were granted conditional bail will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 28 September 2020.

Sydney arrests

Sydney police report that at Sydney Olympic Park, general duties from Auburn Police Area Command, assisted by specialist resources, were deployed the ensure peaceful and lawful demonstrations.

Two men – aged 45 and 34 – were arrested at a park at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush.

The older man was charged with assault officer in execution of duty assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty and not comply with noticed direction.

The younger man was charged with fail to comply with direction and not comply with noticed direction.

They were both granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 24 September 2020.

In total police charged nine people, and 81 Penalty Infringement Notices of $1000 were issued for alleged breaches of the current NSW Public Health Orders.

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  1. What A bunch of imbeciles,
    First of all the fools gathering in a group in the middle of a pandemic, then the idiots in blue who can be seen in the photo ignoring any pretence of social distancing or masks. I suppose it’s the same attitude taken over global warming, just pretend it isn’t happening and then you don’t have to worry.
    Cheers, G”)

  2. I would expect… it’s time to arrest our footballers as well.
    They have Mothers, Fathers a kid or two who’d be
    at risk; right? The AFL bunch in Qld too; plus onlookers.
    But really, we ought to just settle down & cope with
    what we have & haven’t got. Tell ScoMo that retraining
    is the way to go so everyone’s future has a chance of
    being secure instead of hand-outs [tax] to the rich.

  3. Why is it that Footballers and their families as well as all the entourage they need to play a bloody game.
    Qld is refusing we border dwellers access to medical treatment in Brisbane, visiting dying family members, attending funerals all outside the bubble unless we spend 14 days in Quarintine.
    This is just disgusting, my partner had a specialist medical appointment with a Neurosurgeon in Brisbane, we had to cancel as we had to quarintine for 14 days before the appointment. All of that for 30 mins and should my partner need surgery, then the same again quarintine for 14 days then have surgery.
    I will never forgive Anaastacia Palaszczuk for her withholding medical care from we border dwellers.


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