NSW Police warn public of protest activity

Police are warning of possible protest activity in the Parramatta Central Business District this afternoon, which will result in road closures.

Marsden Street, in between George and Macquarie Streets, may be closed between 4pm and 7pm as a result of a police operation surrounding the protest activity.

Superintendent Wayne Cox, Commander of Parramatta Local Area Command, has reminded the public that police have not authorised any formal applications for public assemblies in Parramatta today.


“NSW Police want to remind any member of the public against engaging in reprisal actions or inciting violence against any community group or individuals.”

“Anyone engaging in this type of unlawful behaviour can be charged and prosecuted.”

“As police, our message is that any act of violence, regardless of the motivation will not be tolerated, and will be treated as the serious offence that it is.”

“Equally the rights of citizen’s to hold peaceful assemblies are balanced with other rights including the undertaking of lawful business activities and the safety and security of the broader community,” Superintendent Cox said.

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