A GoFundMe to help “those in need of legal support or financial compensation caused by the illegal policies that the government and the police are enforcing” has raised thousands after it was started by an anti-mask shop.
The Organic Store in Bowral, in the Southern Highlands region of NSW, has been repeatedly fined and visited by police due to it failing to comply with coronavirus restrictions.
Its owners have also been arrested and ordered to attend court later this year.
“On behalf of The Organic Store Bowral, we would like to raise funds for all NSW small businesses affected by 2021 Covid policies,” the GoFundMe reads.
“The NSW Government & Police are targeting small businesses and individuals to stifle the voices of those willing to stand up for our freedom.
“Numerous small businesses across the state are being forced to close, owners and staff members are being arrested, without adherence to the law and customers are being harassed, all in the name of ‘public health’.”
This is where Australia’s Covid-19 outbreak stands: NSW has 312 cases, Queensland has 32 cases, the Northern Territory has 10 cases, Western Australia has six cases and South Australia has six cases.