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Man imprisoned over planning unauthorised protest and breaching Public Health Orders

Friday, 20 August 2021 04:28:39 PM

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to a maximum of eight months in prison over his involvement in organising an unauthorised protest, as well as multiple breaches of the Public Health Order.

He was arrested following an investigation by detectives from North Shore Police Area Command into breaches of Public Health Orders, including travelling from Queensland to Sydney and his involvement in planning an unauthorised protest for this weekend.

The Victorian man appeared at Hornsby Local Court today (Friday 20 August 2021) and pleaded guilty to four counts of not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19, encourage the commission of crimes, and false representation resulting in police investigation.

He was subsequently sentenced to a maximum of eight months in prison, with non-parole period of three months.