Radio host reveals the genius way he tricked lockdown protestors into admitting they attended Sydney’s so-called ‘Freedom’ rally – before reporting them all to Crime Stoppers
A radio announcer used a radio call-in segment to trick protestors into admitting they attended Sydney’s anti-lockdown rally.
On Saturday, HitFM DJ Dan Zack Jones condemned the thousands of demonstrators who marched in protest of the lockdown that day – but it was just a trap.
His post was used as bait to attract protestors to respond to his comment and identify themselves, so he could then report them to Crime Stoppers.
Bait and switch: Radio host Dan Zack Jones (pictured) has revealed the genius way he tricked lockdown protestors into ADMITTING they were at the ‘Freedom rally’ – before reporting them to Crime Stoppers
‘If you’re participating in the lockdown #SydneyProtest f**k you,’ he Tweeted on Saturday morning, laying the bait for hundreds of attendees to weigh in.
‘I was there. What an experience and I hope there’ll be more next time,’ one person responded.
‘I did. F**k you too,’ another wrote. ‘I was there, there was easily between 75k – 125k people there,’ a third said.
Dan returned to Twitter on Sunday evening to announce: ‘Lots of people at the #SydneyProtest took the bait and replied to my FU tweet. I sent the details of them admitting they attended to Crime Stoppers. Enjoy the fine’
Tweet: Dan condemned the thousands of demonstrators who marched in the city’s CBD in protest against the city’s lockdown on Saturday on Twitter
The ten-thousand-strong rally descended into chaos on Saturday afternoon, with some protesters spitting at working media and others proudly waving ‘Western Sydney Lives matter’ placards.
The crowd packed together shoulder-to-shoulder; mostly without masks, as they chanted ‘freedom’ and anti-vaxxer slogans.
Some screamed ‘f*ck the media’ and ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi’.
Reported: Dan then reported all of their Twitter handles to Crime Stoppers
The protests were a response to Covid lockdowns imposed in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, with more than half the country asked to stay at home in order to contain a concerning lockdown that began in Sydney’s east last month.
Residents and health experts fear the rally could contribute to more cases of the highly-contagious Delta Covid variant.
Rally: The rally descended into chaos on Saturday afternoon with some protesters seen spitting at working media and others proudly waving ‘Western Sydney Lives matter’ placards as well over 10,000 people flocked to the heart of the city