An LGBTQIA+ rights protest planned for Mardi Gras Parade day has been given a last-minute green light after receiving an exemption from NSW Health on the afternoon of Friday, March 5.
At time of publication, 1200 people had responded ‘going’ to The Mardi Gras March 2021: Take Over Oxford Street Facebook event. Under current COVID-19 restrictions, outdoor protests in Greater Sydney are limited to a maximum of 500 people.
NSW Police had previously planned to take organisers of the protest to the Supreme Court today in a bid to prevent it from going ahead, but the NSW Health exemption means this is unlikely happen.
Organised by Pride in Protest and LGBTI Rights Australia, the protest is set to kick off at 2pm on Saturday, March 6 at…