21 PINs to be issued after Broadway protest

Police will issue 21 Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for breaching the Public Health Order following an unauthorised protest at Broadway today.

Officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command attended the grounds of a Sydney university about 11.30am (Wednesday 23 September 2020), in response to information received about planned protest activity.

Following an outdoor seminar, the group moved through the grounds about 1.30pm, sitting down on City Road, obstructing traffic.

With the assistance of officers from Leichhardt and South Sydney Police Area Commands along with Traffic and Highway Patrol, the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), Operation ODIN, and the Mounted Unit, they were removed from the road.

After moving to Victoria Park, the large group were warned the mass gathering was in breach of the NSW Public Health Order.

The crowd dispersed with 21 people to be issued $1000 Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) in relation to breaches of the Public Health Order.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related Public Health Order is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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