Ahas revealed a snippet of Western Sydney’s lockdown order, with dozens of police cars parked on a single street. The NSW Government has continued to come under fire after the state’s latest Covid-19 outbreak. Over 100 police, including several mounted units, were deployed in the city’s southwest on Friday after concerns locals were flouting . The Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, and Liverpool local government areas have seen high rates of COVID-19 transmission in recent days, with Premier warning of consequences if case numbers continue to grow.
In a Thursday law enforcement attracted immediate criticism from community figures, claiming the increased police presence was a “double standard”. At the same time, citizens in the city’s roamed beaches in droves. A to the popular TikTok account The Area Movement showed a snippet of the recent western Sydney crackdown, filming several police cars parked on a single street in Bass Hill. Twenty-one police vehicles can be seen in the short clip, viewed over 120,000 times in under 24 hours, attracting hundreds of comments., Ms. Berejiklian attributed a to noncompliance in the community and illegal household interactions. The decision to bring in additional
The “high visibility compliance operation” in the three LGAs included the NSWunit, highway patrol, and helicopter support. While some pointed out there was indeed a nearby, most commenters were heavily critical of the increased police presence in the region. Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi was one of many politicians firing off on , urging public health, community engagement, and vaccination to be needed, over-targeting “already marginalized communities”. “This is a terrible turn of events. Over-policing multicultural communities is a recipe for disaster,” she said. “The mounted into Avalon or Westfield Bondi.”
On Thursday,Gladys Berejiklian held a closed-door meeting with multicultural leaders in Sydney’s southwest to discuss criticism over the controversial police operation. Fairfield Mayor Frank Carbone was particularly outspoken against the order, accusing the state into a game of politics. Mr. Carbone said the recent attack was “not a Western Sydney problem”, blaming several failures in the system on the recent spike. The outspoken mayor also to provide financial assistance to those immediately affected by the new laws forcing people out of work.
“I‘m not going to cop this. This came from hotel lockdown and the hotel quarantine,“ Mr. Carbone told Channel 9’s Today Show. “Theneeds to make sure they provide support both financially and through services to people out here in Western Sydney. “I just think we’ve got to work out a way to stop the virus coming in from . Fairfield’s a perfect example, an area that never had the virus, but the virus spreads.”