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WATCH: Man arrested and fined $5k for drinking coffee without mask

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Hayden Williams was walking to his car in Alice Springs on Friday when police confronted him about not wearing a mask while drinking a coffee.

A baffled Mr Williams tried to explain that he was drinking, making it impossible to wear a mask.

Police refused his reason and demanded he wears a mask while drinking anyways.

The officer who declined to give her name and badge number explained to Mr Williams that “Alice Springs is a vulnerable community with a lot of sick people”.

There has not been a single recorded case of locally transmitted Coronavirus in the remote town, ever.

And did I mention Hayden Williams was drinking a coffee at the time?

Mr Williams then continued to walk back to his car when the three officers knocked his coffee to the ground and arrested him for failing to wear a mask.

He was taken to the local watchhouse and released twenty minutes later with a $5,056 fine.

We’ve told Hayden not to pay the fine and added him to our FightTheFines.com.au campaign. 

We’re not paying the fine either. 

But with your help, we’re going to fight it, taking it as far as we have to.

We’ve hired an excellent law firm that has agreed to take the case. We’re going to pay them through crowdfunding — asking everyone who sees this video to chip in $5, $50 or even $500 to help fight back.

We currently have dozens of cases we’re fighting around the country. We’ve invited any Australian who has received an abusive pandemic fine to tell us their story at FightTheFines.com.au, and we’ll continue to take all the cases we can.

If Hayden’s story angered you as it did to me, please help me help him by clicking here to donate what you can. 

As you can see, we’ve found an excellent lawyer. If you give us the tools, we’ll finish the job. 

And on behalf of Hayden: thank you.

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