Commissioner of Police v Taylah Gray
Protest organisers for the Black Lives Matter protest to be held 1pm, Sunday 5 July, Civic Park in Newcastle have been informed by the NSW Police Commissioner that their proposal of a public assembly will be taken to the NSW Supreme Court tomorrow morning.
The application by the NSW Commissioner of Police to prohibit the public assembly pursuant to the Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW) will be heard at 9.30am in the Supreme Court tomorrow, Friday 3 July before Justice Adamson.
O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors is representing Ms Taylah Gray, a member of FISTT group alongside Counsel in this matter, Ms Felicity Graham.
Principal of O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors, Peter O’Brien states: “The right to protest in a peaceful manner is the hallmark of our democracy. Those rights should rarely be interfered with. Given the subject matter of these protests, the police should be encouraged to facilitate COVID-19 safe public assemblies because this is not just a movement, it is in testament to Australia’s long standing, abominable treatment of its First Nations people.”
For more information, please contact Principal Solicitor, Peter O’Brien on 0433 711 690 or O’Brien Criminal & Civil Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281.