NSW Police confirm five people arrested after largely 'well behaved' protest
NSW Police has confirmed four people were arrested after a "small group of protesters" moved on to Hyde Park after the organisers of the Invasion Day rally in Sydney negotiated with police to hold a socially-distanced rally in The Domain.
Two of the people arrested will be issued with infringement notices in relation to COVID-19 breaches, with the other two charged with hindering police and assault of a police officer, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Michael Willing said in a media conference on Tuesday.
A fifth person was arrested during the rally for disruption of the peace, he added.
Organisers of the rally had negotiated with police to allow it to go ahead in The Domain, with attendees split into socially-distanced groups of 500. In response, organisers cancelled the planned march throughout the city and called on protesters to leave the area following a number of speeches this morning.