“The Govt Is Misusing the Police”: Former Aussie Police Officer Protests COVID-19 Mandates

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A 31-year seasoned constabulary serviceman has said helium has discontinue the constabulary unit implicit the COVID-19 wellness mandates arsenic thousands rallied again connected the play to protestation the restrictions.

Roland Chrystal, who served successful the New South Wales Police Force since helium was 19-years-old, joined with tens of thousands of radical to peacefully protestation against the COVID-19 mandates nether the watching oculus of his erstwhile colleagues.

“I’ve travel retired to talk backmost to my erstwhile colleagues and to archer them that you person a codification of behaviour and ethics, you person a Statement of Values, and you request to comply with those. And that means upholding the close laws and besides maintaining people’s rights and freedoms,” Chrystal told The Epoch Times.

He said helium had reluctantly hung up his badge connected Oct. 5, 2021, aft spending 3 decades with the police.

“For the immense bulk of [my career], immoderate clip I got orders from my commanders, those orders made bully sense. That was until the [COVID-19] nationalist wellness orders here,” helium said. “There’s conscionable nary integrity successful those nationalist wellness orders.”

“I resigned simply to travel retired and speech connected behalf of the cops and connected behalf of the public.”

Welcome Roland Chrystal, P4F Chapter, New South Wales, Australia

“I joined the NSW Police Force arsenic a caller faced 19 twelvemonth aged successful 1990. I reluctantly resigned connected the 5th of October 2021 to basal with the nationalist who are rightly successful distress implicit the vaccine mandates, and the constabulary pic.twitter.com/ORwwyAn6G5

— Police For Freedom 🇳🇱 (@PolForFreedom) October 17, 2021

Epoch Times Photo Former NSW constabulary serviceman Roland Chrystal was interviewed by an Epoch Times newsman astatine the Freedom Rally successful Sydney, Australia, connected Nov. 27, 2021. (Epoch Times Sydney Staff)

Chrystal was 1 of the constabulary officers who discontinue aft uncovering the existent COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates rendered them incapable to transportation retired their enactment based connected their idiosyncratic and nonrecreational ethics.

They came unneurotic nether the sanction Police for Freedom, an planetary question launched successful Feb. 2021, with a stated ngo to “educate radical astir their quality rights, civilian liberties, law rights arsenic good arsenic the ethical codification of behaviour for the constabulary and information forces.”

Epoch Times Photo Heavy constabulary beingness successful Sydney protestation successful Sydney, Australia connected Nov. 27, 2021. (Nina Nguyen/ Epoch Times)

It came amid the backdrop of constabulary being accused of handing retired unfair COVID-19 fines, targeting young people and disadvantaged communities, and clashing with protesters and citizens.

Concerns could beryllium heard from those who are inactive progressive successful the unit arsenic well.

A leaked email successful November revealed NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Gary Worboys opposed the NSW program to enforce biosecurity measures connected Aboriginal communities successful the sanction of pandemic wellness order.

The measure, which was adopted successful different states of Australia, grants the service and constabulary the powerfulness to restrict entree to the country’s astir distant communities. Worboys asked whether the Aboriginal communities backed the plan, saying it is “impossible” to police.

Epoch Times Photo People of each ages joined the protestation against COVID-19 mandates successful Sydney, Australia, connected Nov. 27, 2021. (Nina Nguyen/ Epoch Times)

“Now the authorities requires constabulary to go tools of oppression,” Chrystal continued. “And that’s not what america officers joined for. We joined to go guardians of bid and to beryllium pillars of society.”

“The authorities is misusing the police. Many of them are troubled by that. But galore haven’t turned their caput to the situation.”

He noted galore pandemic legislations dependable “very communist.”

“When you’ve got the demolition of the mediate people and the closing down of backstage enterprise, and you’ve got constabulary being utilized successful the mode successful which they are, and past you’ve got precise harsh censorship. A batch of those things dependable precise communist.”

Epoch Times Photo A protester held a motion saying “Media is the Virus” successful Sydney, Australia, connected Nov. 27, 2021. (Nina Nguyen/ Epoch Times)

The “Freedom rallies” crossed Australia saw a monolithic turnout with tens of thousands of radical of each ages and professions streaming successful the streets of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and a twelve different determination areas to protestation COVID-19 mandates. Attendees besides told The Epoch Times they were not anti-vaxxers, and galore had besides been vaccinated, but they were against forced vaccinations.

They held signs with slogans specified arsenic the “media is the virus,” “question everything,” and successful Melbourne, “Fear God, not Dan.”

They besides waved Australian, Aboriginal and Eureka flags portion chanting “freedom” and singing Waltzing Matilda.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is simply a Vietnamese newsman based successful Sydney and focuses connected Australian news. Contact her astatine [email protected]