Elderly Sydney activist Danny Lim has been released from hospital after suffering a head injury during a police arrest in the city’s CBD this week.
- Danny Lim, 78, was arrested by the police on Tuesday morning
- He suffered an injury to his cheekbone in the incident and was hospitalized
- Police say the investigation is continuing and an investigation is underway
Federal Greens Senator David Shoebridge shared a photo on social media of Mr Lim with staff at St Vincent’s Hospital this morning.
In the picture sits Mr. Glue in a wheelchair with a neck brace.
“Danny Lim has been discharged from hospital with a plan in place for ongoing monitoring,” wrote Mr. Shoebridge.
The 78-year-old had been in custody since Tuesday afternoon after he was arrested that morning.
Footage of the incident appeared to show Mr. Lim forced to the ground by two officers outside a shop in the Queen Victoria Building at around 11am on Tuesday.
NSW Police say officers were called to the scene after a complaint was made and Mr. Lim allegedly refused to comply with a notice to move.
He suffered an injury to his cheekbone during the arrest and the footage appeared to show blood coming from his face.
Sir. Lim is known to carry sandwich boards with risqué slogans, and at the time he had a sign with the words “cvn’t”.
He has not yet been charged with any offences.
A spokesman confirmed that “investigations are continuing” into the incident.
Last night supporters of Mr. Stick a small protest outside the Sydney police station in Surry Hills.
High-profile lawyer Chris Murphy has said he would represent Mr Lim “free of charge” if the case were to go to court.
Tuesday, a police spokesman said “independent review” had been launched to “investigate the actions of the officers” during the incident.
But yesterday the force clarified that the matter had “been dealt with as a complaint and assigned to an investigator from another command”.
“In accordance with the NSW Police Force’s corporate policy on complaints management and handling, the internal investigation will be overseen by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC),” the spokesman said.
The LECC was established in 2017 as an independent body that ensures integrity within the NSW Police and NSW Crime Commission.
Yesterday, Mr Shoebridge told the House of Lords that “the police’s investigation of the police” was a problem.
He described the incident as “truly shocking” and wished Mr Lim a “speedy recovery”.
“The last update we received is that he had a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain,” he said.
Lim has had previous lawsuits regarding his signs dismissed.