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Police praise crowds during Anzac Day commemorations

Sunday, 25 April 2021 12:54:25 PM

Police have praised the community for their respectful behaviour during Anzac Day services and marches in Sydney today.

Operation Anzac Day 2021 was established to ensure the community could commemorate today (Sunday 25 April 2021) safely and events were conducted in line with current Public Health Orders.

In Sydney’s CBD, general duties police patrolled event areas with assistance from specialist police, including the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Mounted Unit, PolAir, Licensing Police, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, and the Police Transport Command.

Operation Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Rohan Cramsie, said most people showed respect towards each other and our service personnel.

“It was wonderful to see crowds return to Anzac Day Dawn Services and marches after traditional events were cancelled last year,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Cramsie said.

“We’re pleased community members of all ages were able to recognise the courage and sacrifice of our service men and women while being COVID-safe, with social distancing and check-in processes.”

“Police responded to a few isolated incidents but were pleased to see crowds paying their respects appropriately on one of the country’s most important national days,” Mr Cramsie said.

The police operation will remain in force throughout the evening.

Police are reminding those who are involved in activities throughout the afternoon and evening to act responsibly.

“Know your limits and look out for your friends who may be intoxicated,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Cramsie said. “If you plan to drink then make sure you arrange alternative transportation home.”