15,000 Australians protest against Sydney's controversial nightlife laws
February 21, 2016 - Uncategorized
While many people in Melbourne, Australia slept in after the city’s all-night art event, White Night, residents of Sydney took to the streets to fight for the right to stay out all night.
More than 15,000 people, according to group Keep Sydney Open, converged in Sydney’s city centre to take a stand against the state’s controversial lockout laws on Sunday afternoon.
The lockout laws were introduced in 2014 by the New South Wales government to curb Sydney’s alleged alcohol-fuelled violence problem. The laws prohibit patrons from entering licensed venues after 1:30 a.m. and serving alcohol after 3 a.m. Read more…