Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.
Of those arrested, thirteen people were charged with contravene a direction and seven charged with obstruct police. Other offences included breach of bail and drug possession.
Eleven people have been released on bail with three people remaining in custody at the Brisbane Watchhouse after refusing to provide any particulars.
Police handed out 21 Public Infringement Notices (PINs) to people for allegedly breaching COVID-19 restrictions in addition to 10 other infringements and issued 11 Move On Directions.
Eight masks were handed out.
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents within the restricted Local Government Areas and seek the cooperation of the community to comply with the current Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) directives.
All police actions are intended to keep our community safe from the further spread of COVID.
Whilst the QPS recognises and facilitates lawful protest action this is not the time for protests and police will take appropriate action to protect the community during the lockdown period.
Police will also take enforcement action where necessary against any deliberate breach of the CHO directives.
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