Danny Lim says he should NOT blame the police for the protest after images of his & # 39; brutal & # 39; arrest
The Sydney personality Danny Lim has asked hundreds of protesters not to blame the police for his brutal & # 39; arrest on Friday.
The 74-year-old activist, best known for his often politically focused sandwich boards, was captured and aggressively held by police in nu-viral images.
Video of the arrest shows that Mr. Lim holds a plate with a sandwich board that reads: & # 39; SMILE CVN & # 39; T! WHY CVN & # 39; T? & # 39;
Supporters slung together during a protest at the CBD police station on Sunday, arguing for consequences against those who committed the arrest that caused Mr Lim to be bloated and bruised.
& # 39; (When I was arrested) I asked for & # 39; help, help & # 39 ;. I suffer from posttraumatic stress and I had to pick up my dog Smarty, "he said.
The Sydney personality Danny Lim has asked hundreds of protesters not to blame the police for his brutal & # 39; arrest on Friday
The 74-year-old activist, best known for his often politically focused sandwichboards, was captured and aggressively restrained by the police in nu-viral images
Supporters gathered together during a protest on Sunday in the center of Sydney and asked for consequences against those who had committed the arrest that caused Mr. Lim to be bloated.
Mr. Lim said he did not blame the police as a whole when he addressed the 300-strong crowd with a trademarked sandwichboard on the floor.
& # 39; (When I was arrested) I asked for & # 39; help, help & # 39 ;. I suffer from post-traumatic stress and when I said I had to call an ambulance, they did not want to listen, & # 39; Mr Lim said about the events of Friday
A protest organizer told Daily Mail Australia that the meeting was aimed at showing Mr. Lim the diversity and presence of his supporters from around the city.
Mr. Lim said, however, that he did not blame the police as a whole when he addressed the 300-strong crowd with a trademark sandwichboard.
Thank you to the police that they are here, it is not their fault – they are just civil servants, & # 39; he said to more than a dozen officers who kept the crowds at a distance.
& # 39; This (WHY CVN & # 39; T?) Sign means peace for me, and we must be nice and smart, that is our greatest asset. & # 39;
The only race in Australia is the human race – let people like Pauline Hanson not divide us. & # 39;
Organizer Max Russell told Daily Mail Australia that the meeting was intended to show Mr. Lim the diversity and presence of his supporters from around the city.
& # 39; The video that everyone saw was really graphic and emphasized a lot, & # 39; he said.
What we wanted to do here was to remind people that we are talking about a 74-year-old man who does nothing he has not done before. & # 39;
Spectators who witnessed Friday's arrest said that Mr. Lim was facing the police on a controversial board with many claiming officers who & # 39; rough & # 39; and & # 39; aggressive & # 39; goods.
"What we wanted to do here was to remind people that we are talking about a 74-year-old man who does not do anything he has not done before," said a protest organizer.
Mr. Lim is known in Sydney because of his plates with sandwich plates and images of his arrest have gone viral on Friday
Spectators said that Lim was confronted by the police with a controversial sign with many claiming officers who & # 39; rough & # 39; and & # 39; aggressive & # 39; and caused injuries (see above)
Photo's on social media have shown that Lim has sporting bloody and bruised arms, allegedly coming from his confrontation with the officers.
Niki Anstiss, who filmed the meeting, labeled the arrest of Friday as "disgusting" and is present among several witnesses to lodge formal complaints about the officers' behavior.
But she also added that the police looked at Mr. Lim and shouted before anyone tore the board off his back, and the other two forced him into handcuffs.
& # 39; My problem is the cruelty to deal with him with so much violence, she said to AAP.
& # 39; He screamed and cried & # 39; do not take my sign & # 39;. & # 39;
The 74-year-old, best known for often politically focused sandwichboards, was arrested Friday for offensive behavior in Barangaroo in the city center
When two officers led the Lim in cuffs to a police bus, Mrs. Anstiss saw a third officer take the lead of the little dog Smarty of the activist and followed faster than the dog could walk.
& # 39; There was a woman needed to tell the agent & # 39; you have to pick up the dog, so they stop it. & # 39;
Christina Halm said that a maximum of 30 people stopped on their tracks and were all startled, gasping and crying to what we saw & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I saw that police officers used a totally unnecessary and unacceptable amount of force to arrest Danny for wearing a humorous sign, "she posted on Facebook.
A NSW Police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia on Friday: "Officers spoke to a 74-year-old man and gave him a go-around."
Thousands of supporters have united during a protest on Sunday in response to the & # 39; brute & # 39; arrest of the beloved activists
& # 39; The man repeatedly refused to respond to the switch and became aggressive towards the police.
The man was then detained and issued a Criminal Infringement Notice for offensive behavior and released a short time later. & # 39;
Footage made from the altercation of a nearby office shows two officers pushing Mr Lim away from the area, as his shouts from & # 39; no & # 39; echo through the new development.
A third stops and seems to get the dog from Mr Lim, Smarty.
Smarty, Mr Lim, and his colorful characters are known everywhere in the CBD of Sydney, where between the suburbs man and dog can be seen with their often politicized sandwich panels.
Mr. Lim became notorious after being fined $ 500 for offensive behavior – issued for a sign that then called – Prime Minister Tony Abbott a c *** with a reverse v – to court, and walked away a free man.
His appeal was initially denied, but ultimately awarded by Judge Andrew Scotting in August 2017, who found that & # 39; c *** & # 39; was used by Shakespeare, and less insulting in Australia than many English-speaking countries.
Sydney icon Danny Lim was confronted Friday with the police in Barrangaroo after a complaint was made about the language on his plate
Members of the audience were surprised when the police arrived, with their allegedly crude actions that caused Mr. Lim to scream: & # 39; Please, help & # 39;
He appeared to have exercised his right to freedom of expression and the notification of the infringement was annulled.
Witnesses were distraught about the way Mr. Lim was treated on Friday, with many questions about the aggressive movements of the officers involved.
A woman who asked not to be mentioned said she was in a café nearby when the commotion started.
She told Daily Mail Australia that Mr. Lim & # 39; was chilling & # 39 ;, when she saw him for the first time, but was clearly in need when she next turned around to find out what all the noise was about .
In 2017, Lim was acquitted of a similar announcement after he had told a sign that Prime Minister Tony Abbott & # 39; smile c *** & # 39; said. A magistrate felt that the word was not as offensive in Australia as in other English-speaking countries
"We turned around and saw him with three agents who held him all," she said.
It was really distressing to see – he screamed and shouted … honestly I could not believe what I saw, the power they used did not seem necessary at all. & # 39;
The woman said that Barrangaroo's guards were aware of Mr. Lim's presence, but the police arrived after a single complaint was filed.
& # 39; It's ridiculous, & # 39; she said. & # 39; There is really crime just blocks away. & # 39;
Security hired in Barrangaroo were reportedly aware of Mr. Lim's presence and not concerned about the