Sydney Icon Danny Lim Makes Bold Statement as he is Released From Hospital
By Lauren Evans | Digital Reporter
The well-known Sydneysider was released from the hospital the morning after about 100 demonstrators rallied outside Surry Hills Police Station in protest of the 78-year-old’s arrest..
New South Wales Police are cracking down on knife-related crime as they’ve charged more than 140 people and seized 48 knives during a two-day blitz over the weekend. NSW Police Minister Paul Toole says the state government continues to work with police to prevent knife and youth-related violence.
Popular Sydney activist Danny Lim has been released from hospital after he sustained head and facial injuries during an arrest on Tuesday.
Sydney criminal lawyer Chris Murphy, who has provided continuous updates on Mr Lim’s condition, confirmed the 78-year-old had been released from St Vincent’s Hospital.
“Danny Lim has been released from hospital with a plan in place for ongoing monitoring,” he wrote to Twitter on Thursday morning.
“Thank you to the community for your love and support, hope to get our happy icon back with his smiles and his signs.”
Danny Lim has been released from hospital with a plan in place for ongoing monitoring. Thank you staff at St Vincent’s Darlinghurst for the loving care.Thank you to the community for your love & support, hope to get our happy icon back with his smiles and his signs. #beautiful pic.twitter.com/k4ZclbOCyg
— chris murphy (@chrismurphys) November 23, 2022
Mr Murphy included an image of Mr Lim and hospital staff upon his release.
The activist, who was in a wheelchair, wore a green shirt which read: “Respect existence or expect resistance”.
Just before 11am on Tuesday, NSW Police were called by security to the Queen Victoria Building on George Street in the CBD when the 78-year-old refused to leave.
Two officers allegedly threw Mr Lim headfirst into the ground and arrested him after they claimed he “failed to comply” with police orders.
He was then taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition.
Mr Murphy earlier shared photos to Twitter of Mr Lim in hospital wearing a neck brace, with a black eye and a bloody cut to his face.
Right now in hospital: Condition serious Danny Lim after police violence today. Staff in tears. https://t.co/FeXL36PkDk pic.twitter.com/lM71t49Uh7
— chris murphy (@chrismurphys) November 22, 2022
On Wednesday afternoon, about 100 angry protesters appeared outside Surry Hills Police Station over Mr Lim’s arrest.
The group reportedly called for the officers involved in the scuffle to be suspended without pay.
“No more police violence, no more police investigating police and no more anti-protest laws,” organiser Larissa Payne said at the rally, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
It comes as NSW Police confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that an independent review wouldbe launched to examine the actions of officers during the incident.
Danny Lim protest outside Surry Hills Police Station this evening pic.twitter.com/tRdVQLz1eT
— Michael Koziol (@michaelkoziol) November 23, 2022
“The matter has been triaged as a complaint and allocated to an investigator from another command within Central Metropolitan Region,” a police spokesperson said.
“In accordance with the NSW Police Force corporate policy on complaint handling and management, the internal investigation will have oversight from the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC).”
Mr Lim is an Australian activist and former politician, best known for wearing political protest signs on a sandwich board around the Harbour City.