The organisers of a protest march in Sydney to mark this weekend's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras say the event will go ahead despite opposition from NSW police. The march is due to take place on Saturday afternoon ahead of the official Mardi Gras, which has been moved to the Sydney Cricket Ground due to Covid Activist group Pride In Protest is among those organising the community march which plans to take the route of the original march down Oxford Street to Hyde Park. Pride In Protest spokesman Toby Walmsley said he was told by NSW Police they intend to block the event in court, citing Covid health restrictions, but he intends to march anyway. The current limit on political gatherings is and Saturday's event has so far had people RSVP.
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Proving nothing — not even a pandemic — is going to rain on this parade, Mardi Gras has found a temporary new home in the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the community at large. Bringing the world together each year in a celebration of diversity and inclusion, the event is also an opportunity to reflect on the history of activism and protest that started the movement in I cannot wait! Mardi Gras is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and acceptance, which is at the core of what we do at SBS with our programming. This year the festival is themed RISE, a call to action that now is the time to rise again through love, compassion, respect and understanding, and to work to make the world a better place for all. The theme is a poignant message following the challenge and hardship of
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