NSW Police made multiple calls to have the City of Sydney Council remove a Black Lives Matter mural that depicted a burning police car.
Recordings obtained by ABC News Breakfast have revealed that New South Wales police officers contacted the council at least four times in 24 hours, in the height of the #BLM movement.
Within a day of those calls, the mural was removed.
Censorship from NSW Police
In the audio recordings obtained by the ABC, NSW Police officers implied that they were under pressure from their bosses to get the mural removed.
A City of Sydney spokesperson said the calls obtained by the ABC were made to their public customer service line.
When asked whether the mural had “racist or foul language” by a council customer service representative, a NSW police officer responded: “It’s got ra… it’s a police car that’s on fire.”
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