ACT Policing has praised the behaviour of the crowd at the Australia Day Live Concert last night (Wednesday, January 25).
Police patrolled the surrounding areas of Parliament House from midday yesterday as part of the operational strategy to locate and deter youths attending the concert intoxicated.
Superintendent Kylie Flower said overall the crowd was well behaved with no anti-social or violent behaviour observed.
“We did take 44 young persons into protective custody for being either intoxicated or possessing alcohol. All were taken to the City Police Station where their parents/guardians were called to come and collect them,” said Superintendent Flower.
Seven of the 44 were located outside the venue intoxicated, on their way to the concert.
One move on direction was given and one person received a Criminal Infringement Notice for urinating in public. An assault was reported to police and is now under investigation.
Police conducted random roadside breath tests with nil returning a positive reading. Thirty four Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) were issued for a variety of offences and four Parking Infringement Notices were issued.