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Sydney CBD in exclusion zone to stop anti-lockdown rally

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Taxi and rideshare companies face fines of up to half a million dollars if they take passengers into Sydney’s CBD on Saturday, as NSW Police desperately try to prevent a sequel to last weekend’s anti-lockdown protest.

AAP understands that NSW Police will set up an exclusion zone around the city to last from 9am to 3pm on Saturday.

Police have issued a prohibition notice to seven taxi and rideshare services banning them from taking passengers to the CBD over the six-hour period.

Companies who fail to comply with the notice risk a maximum penalty of $500,000, and individuals could be fined up to $100,000, NSW Police say.

The large zone stretches from the Bradfield Highway at Milsons Point north of the Harbour Bridge, to the City West Link…



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