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Say no to police brutality at the Mardi Gras!

To NSW Police Minister Michael Gallacher:

We call on you to order an independent investigation into the recorded instance of police brutality at Sydney's gay and lesbian Mardi Gras. The investigation needs to specifically looks for evidence of homophobic behaviour by the police officers involved. We need to send a statement to the world that Australia doesn't tolerate homophobia.

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Say no to police brutality at the Mardi Gras!

Shocking footage of police brutality during Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras is circulating on social media. If we act right away we can make sure they don’t get away with it.

A video shows a policeman smacking a man to the ground and standing on his back, in front of onlookers. The beating can't be taken back, but we can make sure the police are held to account with an independent investigation to properly punish any homophobic behaviour. The NSW Police Minister, Michael Gallacher, needs to order an independent investigation, now. He's already under pressure from community groups and other MPs, and with all of our voices together, we can move him to act.

Let's create a firestorm online and in the streets to protect ourselves and our friends from police violence and we'll deliver the petition directly to the Police Minister. Sign now and tell Michael Gallacher to fully investigate the incident and make sure Sydney is safe for all.

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