Police charge man with COVID-19 breach after unauthorised protest at Camperdown

A man has been charged with breaching a COVID-19 Public Health Order following an unauthorised protest at a university at Camperdown today.

Midday (Wednesday 16 September 2020), officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command attended the grounds of a Sydney university following information of an unauthorised protest and in breach of the NSW Public Health Order of mass gatherings.

Police will allege in court that a 34-year-old man was given several warnings and directions to leave the area; however, he repeatedly refused to comply.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station, where he was charged with not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.

He was granted conditional bail; however refused to acknowledge the conditions, as such he has been refused bail to appear in Newtown Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 17 September 2020).

Further, nine people were issued $1000 Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) in relation to breaches of Public Health Orders.

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