During this morning’s Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye’s name led to the meeting being suspended.
As the dispute escalated Cr Ndiaye is said to have left the chamber.
This was followed by several people from the gallery also leaving. As some members of the gallery left they made a comment about the patriarchy as they walked past Mr Buck$, and he told them to ‘fuck off’. The Mayor then asked Mr Buck$ to leave the chamber as he had contravened the Council’s Code of Conduct.
When Mr Buck$ refused to leave the meeting was suspended and the police called.
A short time later Mr Buck$ was escorted from the chamber by police.
Following the removal of Mr Buck$ the meeting resumed.