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.