Man charged following investigation into unauthorised protest activity - Tweed Heads

Thursday, 02 September 2021 07:43:55 AM

Police have arrested another man following an investigation into unauthorised protest activity across NSW earlier this week.

Acting on information and intelligence, the NSW Police Force deployed more than 900 officers on 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.

Following investigations, a 52-year-old man attended Murwillumbah Police Station about 4.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 1 September 2021), where he was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with unlawfully participate in outdoor gathering/stay at home area.

He was given conditional bail to appear at Murwillumbah Local Court on 22 September 2021.

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.