Eight arrests at Australia Day Live, but crowd general well behaved
Six young people and two adults were taken into custody, but police have praised the behavior of the crowd at the Australia Day Live Concert last night.
Operation Commander Superintendent Robert Wilson said overall the crowd was extremely well behaved with minimal anti-social or violent behavior observed.
“We did take four juveniles into custody for intoxication, one juvenile in for common assault, and a juvenile for possess knife and prohibited substance. All were taken to the City Police station where their parents or guardians were called to come and collect them,” he said in a statement.
Two adults were also taken into custody, one for intoxication and disorderly behavior and one for a positive drug swipe.
Superintendent Wilson said police patrolled the areas around Parliament House from midday as part of their strategy to find and deter young people from attending the concert intoxicated.