Just when you thought the anti-lockdown protest in Sydney couldn’t get any more chaotic, footage has emerged of a fire twirler and breather performing while surrounded by protestors.
However, not long after the fire twirler started swinging his dick..I mean sticks around, police promptly put the fire out with an extinguisher. Good.
What a fucking shit show.
Just a little, quiet Sydney protest. How absolutely selfish 🤦🏼♀️🤬 – what more is there to say….. https://t.co/uJc7R61j4N @NSWHealth #sydneyprotest #lockdownprotest #COVID19Aus via @newscomauHQ pic.twitter.com/1aexBqa6sa
— Melissa Hoyer (@melissahoyer) July 24, 2021
Human Rights Lawyer and CEO of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Kon Karapanagiotidis perfectly summarised why anti-lockdown protestors (including Mr. Fire Twirler) are missing the point by rallying for their so-called ‘freedom’.
“As a Human Rights Lawyer of 20 yrs, fighting for people experiencing persecution, if you’re someone who thinks you are being ‘persecuted’ in NSW for being asked to keep each other safe, I’m happy for a fee to explain how huge a dickhead you are,” Karapanagiotidis said.
As a Human Rights Lawyer of 20 yrs, fighting for people experiencing persecution, if you’re someone who thinks you are being ‘persecuted’ in NSW for being asked to lockdown to keep each other safe, I’m happy for a fee to explain how huge a dickhead you are pic.twitter.com/63aiSlP6Wd
— Kon Karapanagiotidis (@Kon__K) July 24, 2021
NSW Police have now charged 57 people and issued more than 90 infringement notices, as literally thousands of people gathered in Sydney today.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also just issued a statement condemning the anti-lockdown ‘Freedom Rally Protest’.
“I am utterly disgusted by the illegal protestors in the City today whose selfish actions have compromised the safety of all of us,” Berejiklian said.
“The protestors have shown utter contempt for their fellow citizens who are currently doing it tough.
“I want to thank the brave Police officers who put their own safety on the line to ensure the protest action ceased.
“This type of activity during lockdown will not be tolerated and the full force of the law will be brought against anyone who engages in this type of illegal activity.”
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot called the protestors today “very selfish boofheads”. He also encouraged anyone at the rally to get tested for COVID-19.
“You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to work out if this is a super spreader event, we can forget about lifting restrictions next week,” he said.