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Hundreds of Mardi Gras protesters march down Sydney’s Oxford Street after last-minute exemption

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Hundreds of Mardi Gras protesters have marched down Sydney’s Oxford Street after gaining a last-minute exemption.

Heath Minister Brad Hazzard granted organisers an exemption from the state’s COVID gathering restrictions on Friday.

As a result, a court battle scheduled between NSW Police and organisers Pride in Protest did not go ahead.

Protest organiser Toby Walmsley said it was important Sydney’s LGBTQI+ community gathered to make their voices heard.



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