Planned police operation ahead of public gatherings in Sydney CBD

Friday, 27 October 2023 03:45:06 PM

The NSW Police Force is aware of upcoming authorised public assemblies in the Sydney CBD this weekend.

As part of the operations planned for Sunday (29 October 2023), general duties officers will be assisted by specialist police from the Police Transport Command, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Mounted Unit, Dog Unit and PolAir.

The NSW Police Force recognises and supports the rights of individuals and groups to exercise their rights of free speech and peaceful assembly, however, the first priority for NSW Police is always the safety and security of the wider community.

Police will have a presence at the public assemblies and will work with organisers to ensure there are no breaches of the peace and there is minimal impact to the community.

Transport for NSW will have additional Transport Commanders deployed to key hubs including Town Hall, Central and City Circle stations to monitor crowds. Some bus routes will also be diverted around road closures in the CBD.

Please check livetraffic.com and transportnsw.info for details.