New South Wales Police are planning to refer to the Supreme Court leaders of a Black Lives Matter rally to stop it from going forward.
Authorities have learned that as many as 4,000 people are expected to attend next week’s Sydney march.
Of course, with the second wave of coronavirus infections locking up parts of Victoria and more cases in NSW, police are worried that a large rally could be harmful.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has given a alert to people who are thinking of joining the march, saying they are endangering their safety.
“Relying on some pretty good intelligence from Victoria, we know how dangerous these protests can be, in terms of health,” he said to 2GB Radio.
“At the moment, you just can’t take chances.”
Hundreds of people lined together at the height of the Black Lives Matter campaign last month across Australia. Interestingly, officials have yet to find a single case where as a result of going to the rally anyone contracted the coronavirus.
Since attending the Melbourne BLM rally, there were some individuals who tested positively, but they concluded that these cases were picked up before the event took place.
NSW Police took to court the organisers of the large rally in Sydney the week it was scheduled to go ahead in June, but it ruled in favour of the protestors.
This time around maybe it won’t do the same.
If the event is deemed illegal, Commissioner Fuller said they will stop at nothing to ensure that people are penalised for going against the guidelines on health.
“Whether I can write two or three thousand tickets, I don’t know. But do you want to be that person to get the first ticket?” he added.