a group of people walking down a street: Danny Lim was "screaming and crying" as he was arrested.© Niki Anstiss
Danny Lim was “screaming and crying” as he was arrested.

Danny Lim, greatest recognized for his vibrant sandwich boards marked with political or social messages, was charged in Barangaroo for offensive behaviour on Friday.

Niki Anstiss was on her technique to get a espresso when the “completely disgusting” incident occurred. She mentioned Mr Lim did “nothing incorrect” however the police used “a lot drive” on the 74-year outdated.

“At this time I noticed three cops brutally rip his signal from his again and arrest him whereas he was screaming for them to not take his signal,” she mentioned.

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“It was probably the most spiteful act of bullying I’ve ever seen and NSW Police Drive needs to be completely ashamed of themselves.

“He was screaming and crying.”

Ms Anstiss mentioned “40 folks surrounded” the police and tried to defend Mr Lim.

Police mentioned they spoke to Mr Lim and gave him a move-on path. It’s alleged he refused and have become aggressive in direction of police. The activist was issued an infringement discover.

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Mr Lim gained widespread consideration in 2015 for brandishing an indication that appeared to learn, ‘Peace smile folks can change ‘Tony you c…’. Liar, heartless, merciless. Peace be with you.’

“I wrote “cannot”, however the “a” was written the other way up. The police got here and booked me with offensive behaviour: $500!” Mr Lim mentioned.

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In 2017, a Justice of the Peace accepted the signal was a play on phrases, however deemed it offensive as an affordable particular person would “would have been offended by way of “c—” in reference to the prime minister.

The conviction was overturned within the NSW District Courtroom when Decide Andrew Scotting dominated in opposition to the Justice of the Peace’s resolution.

with Stephanie Gardiner and Tim Elliott

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