NSW is now officially the Scrooge State after police swooped on a Sydney toy run today (December 17, 2017), says Motorcycle Club of NSW secretary Steve Pearce.
The incident happened at the Kings Cross Bikers Social and Recreation Club toy run held annually for more than 30 years.
The run is a short ride from the centre of Kings Cross to St Vincent’s Hospital where adults and kids on long-term palliative care are given Christmas presents donated by generous individuals and corporates.
“Today, for the first time in over 30 years, the police decided to do a Scrooge act, moving on almost 100 bikes at the assembly point on Darlinghurst Road,” says Steve.
The bikes were parked in a No Standing zone, at 8am on a quiet Sunday morning, waiting to receive the gifts to be taken to St Vincent’s and given out, he says.
“Rude, arrogant, unapologetic was the attitude from the Police, forcing the organisers to get underway before gifts had been handed out to Bikers.
“The Police took details and photos of all the bikes, and no doubt an extra Xmas present awaits some of the riders.
“St Vincent’s were still glad to receive the group, providing food and drink for the Bikers, and the smiles on the faces of patients as always is priceless.
“It seems NSW has turned into the Scrooge State.”
NSW Police have not yet responded to our offer to comment. We will update this article if or when they do.