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Three protesters are arrested at illegal Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney 

Three protesters are arrested at illegal Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney

  • At least three protesters arrested by police at Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney 
  • Organiser Paddy Gibson dragged from The Domain by officers into a police car
  • Other attendees at illegal protest told to leave the scene or risk arrest and fines 

At least three protesters have been arrested at the Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney.

Among those arrested at Tuesday morning’s illegal rally were event organiser Paddy Gibson.

He was filmed being forcibly removed from The Domain by officers and dragged into a police car.

Protest organiser Paddy Gibson is pictured being dragged away by police on Tuesday

‘Leave now, don’t come near me, don’t come near me,’ Mr Gibson is heard yelling in footage, Nine News reported.

‘Tell the people to cancel the rally, leave the Domain, don’t come near me.’

A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that arrests have been made but no other details were available.

A small group of protesters who remained in The Domain were ordered by police to leave the area or risk being arrested.

The protest went ahead on Tuesday as planned, despite being declared illegal by the NSW Supreme Court on Sunday, which later dismissed an appeal by Mr Gibson.

A male protester detained in The Domain was removed from the rally and into a police van

A male protester detained in The Domain was removed from the rally and into a police van

Black Lives Matter protest organiser Paddy Gibson was dragged into a NSW Police van

Black Lives Matter protest organiser Paddy Gibson was dragged into a NSW Police van

The Supreme Court ruled it was too risky for the protest to go ahead due to a fresh outbreak of coronavirus cases across Sydney.

New South Wales recorded 14 new cases on Tuesday. 

The protest was organised for the family of Aboriginal man David Dungay Junior, who died in Long Bay Jail in December 2015.

Mr Dungay’s family were among the attendees at Tuesday’s rally.

‘We’re still going to rally and we´re going to rally until we get charges. I will rest after that,’ his mother Leetona Dungay said on Monday.

‘I’m going to walk strong and tall until the day I get justice.’

A female protester holding a megaphone and wearing a face mask bearing the Aboriginal flag were among those detained by police at the illegal rally in Sydney

A female protester holding a megaphone and wearing a face mask bearing the Aboriginal flag were among those detained by police at the illegal rally in Sydney

At least three protesters have been arrested by police in The Domain on Tuesday

At least three protesters have been arrested by police in The Domain on Tuesday

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