by HexDan  08/03/2016  199 Page Views
6 Comments  Discuss legal issues that are of a general nature

I have a question regarding peaceful protest and the inclosed lands legislation. During a peaceful protest I witnessed in Sydney this week a protester trying to stop roadworks had barricades and a fence built around him.

There was a police officer there at the time who threatened to invoke the 'remain on inclosed land legislation' and have him arrested if he didn't leave. The land was public space before the fence was built around this gentleman.

I understand that it is an offence to enter an inclosed land but how does the NSW law apply in this example as he did not enter the inclosed land it was built around him?

Cheers, Dan