Sydney Opera House protest: Extraordinary twist as pro-Palestinian rally revealed ‘illegal from start to finish’ because organizers failed to fill out form
There was a dramatic twist to Monday night’s pro-Palestinian rally at the Sydney Opera House as it was revealed the protest was completely illegal.
Daily Mail Australia confirmed with the NSW Police Commissioner’s office that organizers had not submitted an application to hold the march.
Radio station 2 GB Initially, the legality of the rally was questioned when independent NSW MP Rod Roberts said no Form 1 – which is legally required to hold a protest – had been signed by the organizers.
The show’s host, Ray Hadley, also said the state’s police minister, Yasmin Catley, was “missing”.
“So last night’s protest was illegal from start to finish,” he said. “There was no request for the protest to take place.
“Somehow Assistant (Police) Commissioner Tony Cooke appeared before the media this morning not knowing there was no Form 1.”
There was a dramatic twist to Monday night’s pro-Palestinian rally (pictured) at the Sydney Opera House as it was revealed the protest was completely illegal.
NSW Police Minister Yasmin Catley (pictured) has been accused of being ‘missing’
Hadley said: “We all assumed, probably wrongly, that approval had been sought and given for this protest to take place.”
He then detailed the steps required to organize a protest in NSW, which involve going to the relevant police commander, obtaining permission and completing Form 1.
Mr Roberts, who was previously a police detective, said he got the information because he “had 20 years of experience with the NSW Police… and I still have some number of contacts within the organization.
He said he knew “on very good authority” that no Form 1s had been submitted for Monday night’s protest.
“Therefore, the bottom line is that this was an unlawful assembly,” he said.
Mr Roberts said he was shocked Ms Catley did not show up for NSW Premier Chris Minns’ press conference on Tuesday morning.
“Everyone would know that this is the topic of the day. I’m sure if I were prime minister I would have my police minister right next to me,” he said.
“Instead, she’s not even here, she’s missing and it’s not the first time.”
Hadley agreed, saying: “One would have thought that given the seriousness of what happened last night and given the traffic accident interview with Attorney General Michael Daley this morning, he allegedly summoned Yasmin Catley to be at his side.”
“But he’s now running a protection racket for her.”
Mr Daley admitted on 2GB that he had no idea about the rally where protesters lit flares and chanted “gas the Jews” outside the Opera House on Monday night.
Mr Roberts intends to use a motion from the NSW Legislative Council called Standing Order 52 to uncover all relevant information on whether the protest was legal and police intelligence behind it. tend.