Coronavirus: UK to partly reopen churches, Australia BLM protests defy health pleas – live updates | World news
Tens of hundreds of individuals marched by Australian cities and cities for Black Lives Matter protests yesterday, defying an try from the police to ban one demonstration by the courts and regardless of pleas from the prime minister and state leaders for folks to remain house.
This morning, New South Wales police confirmed they’d made an arrest and used pepper spray on protesters at Sydney’s Central Station after the rally completed. Police mentioned a 21-year-old man had been charged with offensive behaviour and resisting police, after he allegedly “grew to become violent” when officers “tried to maneuver a gaggle of individuals by the station” final evening.
Police mentioned after he was arrested, the encompassing group of individuals within the station “grew to become more and more aggressive”, at which level “OC [pepper] spray was deployed”, and 5 folks have been handled on the scene from the consequences of the spray. The Guardian has contacted NSW police for additional remark concerning the choice to make use of pepper spray.
There’s concern that the usage of pepper spray may intensify the danger of coronavirus transmission by inflicting mucus, saliva, and tears to go away the nostril, mouth, and eyes.