Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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Police Prohibit Sydney Taxis, Rideshares From Taking People to Potential Protestson July 31, 2021 at 1:14 am

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Australian police have prohibited taxis, rideshares, and passenger services from driving people to Sydney’s central business district on Saturday, in an effort to stop people from attending any anti-lockdown protests. New South Wales (NSW) Police and the military are seeking to enforce the NSW government’s strict lockdown rules. The prohibited zone was in force from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday amid the potential of anti-lockdown protests. Passenger services face fines of up to $500,000 if they fail to comply. Individuals could be fined up to $100,000, NSW Police said in a statement provided to The Epoch Times. The prohibition notice was issued to seven transport providers in efforts to thwart what the NSW Police called “planned unlawful protest activity.” Up to 1,000 police officers are out to enforce compliance, with officers even going door to door and meeting people at train stations and on trains, to question them about …

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