Sky News host Chris Smith says holding a protest now in New South Wales would be twice as bad as having one in June due to the increased risk posed by COVID-19.
More than 1,000 Black Lives Matter protesters plan to rally in Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told Sky News earlier this week the protest could set the state’s economic recovery back by a decade if it sparked fresh outbreaks.
“We went off our brain that they got together in June, but in June at that particular time, we’d had no community transmissions for more than a week. ” Mr Smith told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“NSW has got almost 50 clusters, it’s got several transmissions today that are still a mystery- we don’t know the source of them – this is twice as bad, at this particular time, to hold a rally, than it was in June.”
Mr Smith said the spread of COVID-19 in Melbourne, which the BLM protests allegedly contributed to, should serve as a warning to NSW.
“We’ve already got the precedent of the rally that was held in Melbourne … where we’ve been able to trace infections of people who were protestors that led to the infections in these public towers,” he said.
“What more do you want?”
“The future of this pandemic, and the state of New South Wales, is now in the hands of these left-wing activists, these bunch of ferals.”
From: Sky News Australia