Indigenous protesters arrested after trying to disrupt cycling road race

TWO indigenous protesters have been arrested at the Commonwealth Games cycling road race.

Former Northern Territory youth detention detainee Dylan Voller and a 21-year-old woman allegedly slipped past security and managed to get inside the race route at Currumbin on Saturday morning.

The pair was arrested and taken into police custody around 11am for breaching bail conditions.


It’s the third time Voller, 20, has been arrested during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The 20-year-old was first arrested outside Carrara Stadium during last week’s opening ceremony.

Voller, 20, was also one of five protesters arrested following clashes with police at Broadbeach on Friday.

“Two people have been arrested after police located them unlawfully inside a Major Events Area (MEA) at Currumbin,” Queensland Police said in a statement on Saturday.

“A 20-year-old Northern Territory man and a 21-year-old Queensland woman are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“The Queensland Police Service respects the right of people to protest lawfully and peacefully in Queensland but will not tolerate disruptive behaviour during the Commonwealth Games and associated events.”