Police operation for public gatherings concludes in Sydney CBD

Sunday, 29 October 2023 05:30:56 PM

A high-visibility police operation has concluded following multiple public assemblies in the Sydney CBD today.

Today (Sunday 29 October 2023), as part of the ongoing Operation Shelter, large numbers of police were deployed across the city to manage crowds and ensure the safety of those participating in three rallies throughout the day.

General Duties officers were assisted by specialist police from the Police Transport Command, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Public Order and Riot Squad, State Crime, Operations Support Group, Mounted Unit, Dog Unit and PolAir.

Three separate public assemblies were held in the CBD throughout the day, with a combined estimate of 14,000 people attending.

There were no incidents and no arrests.

Operation Commander, Assistant Commissioner Tony Cooke, said the large-scale police operation that was put in place for today’s assemblies enabled each group to gather without incident.

“Officers from across the state were deployed for today’s operation,” he said.

“The strong police presence ensured the large numbers attending were able to do so safely.”

Operation Shelter continues to maintain high visibility and respond to any incidents across New South Wales.