Police operation in Sydney CBD protest

A high-visibility policing operation was launched in response to unauthorised protest activity in Sydney’s CBD about 12pm today (Saturday 24 July 2021), to ensure the safety of participants, as well as the community and local businesses.

Officers from across Central Metropolitan Region, assisted by specialist resources, were deployed.

So far during the operation, a number of people have been arrested.

As attendees disperse, movement out of the city will be facilitated down George Street.

Trains continue to operate and for those at the northern end, access is via Wynyard and Circular Quay Railway Stations.

For those at the southern end, access will be via Central and Redfern with limited access at Town Hall Railway Station.

St James and Museum Railway Stations are closed.

The NSW Police Force recognises and supports the rights of individuals and groups to exercise their rights of free speech and peaceful assembly, however, today’s protest is in breach of the current COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

The priority for NSW Police is always the safety of the wider community.

Further update will be provided when available.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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