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153 arrested; 573 PINs to be issued over unauthorised protest activity across NSW

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 04:57:36 PM

Police have arrested more than 150 people and issued almost 600 Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) following unauthorised protest activity across NSW today.

Acting on information and intelligence, the NSW Police Force deployed more than 900 officers this morning (Tuesday 31 August 2021) to conduct high-visibility patrols of various sites expected to be targeted by unauthorised protests, including NSW Parliament House and local council chambers.

General Duties officers from across NSW were supported by the Public Order and Riot Squad, Operations Support Group, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Police Transport Command, the Dog and Mounted Unit, and other specialist units.

Police responded to 79 unauthorised protests, during which three officers received minor injuries following interactions with protestors at Lismore, Murwillumbah and Raymond Terrace.

In total, 153 people were arrested, many of whom were released after officers were able to establish their identity to issue a PIN.

Others were charged with a variety of offences including various breaches of the public health order, assault police, resist arrest, refusing to comply with police direction, and failing to move on.

A total of 573 PINS were issued, including not wear fitted masked covering in prescribed outdoor gathering ($500), not comply with noticed direction re s7/8/9 – COVID-19 ($1000), and unlawfully participate in outdoor public gathering – stay at home order ($3000).

Central Metropolitan Region:

Parliament House: 3 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Government House: 7 arrested and 6 PINs issued

Hurstville Council: 6 PINs issued

Rockdale Council: 3 arrested and 43 PINs issued

Waverley Council: 4 arrested and 14 PINs issued

Randwick: Up to 30 people dispersed on police arrival

Inner West Council-Petersham: 1 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Sutherland Shire Council: 4 arrested and 27 PINs issued

North West Metropolitan Region:

Hornsby Council: 3 arrested and 3 PINs issued

Ryde Council: 1 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Dee Why Council and Mona Vale Library: 3 arrested and 20 PINs issued

Katoomba Council: 10 PINs issued

Penrith Council and MP Office: 3 arrested and 43 PINs issued

Hawkesbury City Council: 8 PINs issued

Blacktown Council: 5 arrested and 20 PINs issued

Mosman Council: Up to 15 people dispersed on police arrival
The Hills Council: 6 arrested and 9 PINs issued

South West Metropolitan Region:

Pheasants Nest truck stop: 1 PIN issued

Fairfield City Council: 6 arrested

Cumberland Council: 1 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Bankstown Council: 1 arrested and 7 PINs issued

Camden Council: 1 arrested and 4 PINs issued

Picton Council: 1 arrested and 10 PINs issued

Campbelltown Council: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Liverpool Council: 2 arrested and 4 PINs issued

Canada Bay Council: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Strathfield Council: 3 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Roselands Shopping Centre: Up to 50 people dispersed on police arrival

Campsie: 1 arrested and 1 PIN issued

Northern Region:

Tweed Heads PD (Tweed Shire Council-Murwillumbah, Byron Bay Shire Council-Mullumbimby, MP Office-Tweed Heads, Sleepy Hollow Vehicle Rest Area): 3 arrested and 25 PINs issued

Richmond PD (Lismore Council, Kyogle Council, Ballina Council, MP Office-Ballina): 11 arrested and 24 PINs issued

Coffs-Clarence PD (Coffs Harbour City Council, Clarence Valley Council-Grafton, Bellingen Shire Council, Clarence Valley Council-MacLean): 19 arrested and 19 PINs issued

Mid North Coast PD (Hastings Shire Council, Nambucca Valley Council, Kempsey Shire Council): 2 arrested and 21 PINs issued

Manning-Great Lakes PD (Mid Coast Council Chambers-Taree): 5 arrested and 20 PINs issued

Hunter Valley PD (Scone Local Council, Singleton Local Council, Cessnock Local Council): 4 arrested and 6 PINs issued

Port Stephens-Hunter PD (Maitland Local Council, Port Stephens Local Council): 5 arrested and 12 PINs issued

Newcastle City PD (City of Newcastle Council): 1 arrested and 12 PINs issued

Lake Macquarie PD (Lake Macquarie City Council): 8 arrested and 11 PINs issued

Tuggerah Lakes PD (Central Coast City Council-Wyong): 4 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Brisbane Water PD (Central Coast City Council, Gosford): 2 arrested and 10 PINs issued

Southern Region:

Wollongong Council: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Goulburn Council: 1 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Southern Highlands (Moss Vale) Council: 2 arrested and 6 PINs issued

Shellharbour Council: 1 arrested and 3 PINs issued

Cooma Post Office: Six people dispersed on police arrival

Albury Council: 1 arrested and 9 PINs issued

Berrigan Council: 1 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Bega: 5 PINs issued

Moruya: 1 arrested and 10 PINs issued

Nowra: Up to 40 people dispersed on police arrival

Ulladulla: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Griffith Council: Up to 15 people dispersed on police arrival

Wagga Wagga Council: 2 arrested and 4 PINs issued

Snowy Mountains Council-Tumut: About 18 people dispersed on police arrival

Western Region:

Tamworth Council: 1 arrested and 9 PINs issued

Gunnedah Council: 9 PINs issued

Mudgee Council: 3arrested and 8 PINs issued

Bathurst Council: 20 PINs issued

Armidale Council: 4 PINs issued

Inverell Council: 1 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Glen Innes Council: 2 arrested and 11 PINs issued

Uralla: 1 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Orange Council: 4 arrested and 14 PINs issued

Inquiries into the incidents are continuing and further PINs are expected to be issued, including for failing to comply with self-isolation direction ($5000).

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any public health order or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community by contacting Crime Stoppers: on 1800 333 000 or via https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.