Face­book in­vite re­grets af­ter bush rave big fizzer

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Jil­lian McKee

OR­GAN­IS­ERS of a bush rave in Shalvey say they re­gret putting the in­vi­ta­tion on Face­book af­ter it turned into a fizzer on the week­end.

The Christ­mas rave party, which more than 900 peo­ple said they were at­tend­ing and more than 10,000 peo­ple had been in­vited to on so­cial me­dia, ended be­fore it be­gan on Satur­day night.

About 20 of­fi­cers from Mt Druitt po­lice, as well as of­fi­cers from the Riot Squad, pa­trolled the area on Fri­day and Satur­day night scar­ing off rev­ellers.

One of the party’s or­gan­is­ers, 22-year-old Jake Elma- sri, said many peo­ple still turned up for the party on Satur­day night.

“About 100 of us went down to the party but the area was full of cops,” he said. “There were riot squads and pa­trol cars every­where and they just told us to leave.” Mr El­masri said the Face­book page had spi­ralled out of con­trol. “We re­gret putting it on Face­book, we shouldn’t have done it,” he said.

“The next one we are just go­ing to hire a hall and not put it on­line. We thought we would be able to do it – but there were just too many peo­ple in­vited.”

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Dave God­dard said the party had be­come a “non-event”. DetInsp God­dard said a num­ber of peo­ple did turn up for the party but com­plied with po­lice in­struc­tions and were turned around quickly.

Mt Druitt po­lice warned party go­ers early in the week a high-vis­i­bil­ity po­lice op­er­a­tion would be in place.

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