Over 5,500 Reports Made To Police After Violent Protests In Sydney -Law Enforcement Agency
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Sun 25th July 2021 | 02:00 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 25th July, 2021) Over 5,500 reports were made to Australia's police department of Crime Stoppers after violent protests broke out in Sydney on Saturday, the New South Wales (NSW) Police said.
Thousands went to Sydney's Central business District (CBD) on Saturday to protest against the state's COVID-19 lockdown regulations and vaccination. Police tried to control the crowds but officers were largely outnumbered.
Police officers and horses were hurt and private property was destroyed. Protesters were chanting anti-government slurs.
The statement issued by the NSW Police added that so far, over 200 people were identified.
Sixty-three people were arrested on Saturday, 35 were charged with a number of offences, 20 of which were refused bail and 15 were granted conditional bail.
In addition, 90 Penalty Infringement Notices were issued for breaching public health orders.
Protesters are asked to go get tested in fears that yesterday's event could cause mass contamination.
Today, NSW recorded 141 new local cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of infections in the state above 2,000.