FairField Lac 266 and the Sydney Mardis Gras Incident

CRAZY NEWS from Sydney’s Mardis Gras weekend.  This video has gone viral!

Published on Mar 4, 2013

Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 

between 11- 11:30pm
Pavement just off Oxford St, Corner of Riley and Burton Street


ssaulting officer – FAIRFIELD LAC 266


was a press photographer for the parade, walking along the backstreets
shortly after it had concluded between 11pm and 11:30pm, we heard a man
screaming for repeatedly for help.

Walking over we saw him being
restrained by two police officers with another 4 in close proximity, he
was repeatedly asking them “What have I done wrong?” which they would
not respond, all they would say was “you are under arrest”.

He calling for people walking past to help him and with a large crowd of people began to surround the event.

He was struggling and resisting but not aggressively.

The officers told him to stop resisting to which he would reply “why are you doing this I haven’t done anything?.”
officer “FAIRFIELD LAC 266” then grabbed him by the back of the neck
and slammed his head into the stone pavement, as he tried to get up he
was then punched multiple times in the head, leaving blood all over the
pavement. The crowd of people overlooking screaming at the officer to

After seeing that I began filming.


I found most shocking about this event is that the other officers seem
to be aware that the amount of force they are using was completely
unmerited and excessive.
So they hastily try to force me to stop filming.

a press photographer I knew I was completely within my rights to film
police officers in a public space, doing nothing wrong and breaking no
laws, so I refused.

You will notice I ask multiple times why I am not allowed to film and what laws am I breaking and receive no response.

were at least 6 officers in the immediate vicinity, the victim was only
small and could have easily been restrained by the officers without
Instead they choice to force him into submission by repeatedly punching him and throwing him into the pavement.

You’ll also hear him asking over and over what he has done wrong to which he doesn’t get a response.    WATCH  NOW