UPDATE: Eight charged after disrupting Mardi Gras 2024 Parade

Eight people have been charged after disrupting the 2024 Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney’s CBD.

A high-visibility and mobile police operation was conducted yesterday (Saturday 2 March 2024), aimed at ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the community and targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related crime.

While there were no major incidents, officers attached to the operation arrested nine people about 9.20pm for entering the parade route near Taylor Square. They were taken to Surry Hills Police Station.

Eight – including a 25-year-old man and seven women, aged 29, 31, 35, 38, 39, 41 and 42 – were all charged with more than three people use violence to cause fear.

The Concord man was also charged with possess bright light distress signal etc in public place.

They were all granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 28 March 2024.

The ninth person, a 29-year-old woman, was released pending further investigation.

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