Moment it takes FOUR cops to pick up a Mardi Gras reveller and drag her away as Sydney celebrates until dawn
- Footage shows woman being carried out by police during Mardi Gras Parade
- The woman initially ran onto the Sydney Cricket Ground and passed out
- Police tried to lift and carry her off the oval multiple times
Shocking footage has emerged showing a woman being carried out of the Sydney’s Mardi Gras Parade by four police officers.
The footage shows the woman run out onto the field towards the climax of the event at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday night, just before singer Darren Hayes came on to perform.
She lay on her back in the middle of the cricket ground at 10:07pm before two security guards and four police officers rushed towards her and attempted to pick her up.
A woman has been has been lifted and carried out of the Sydney Cricket Ground by four police officers during Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Parade
The reveller ran out onto the field towards the climax of the event. She lay on the pitch as police and security rushed towards her
The four cops carried the brightly-dressed woman by her legs and and arms before shortly lowering her to the ground and talking to her.
On the second attempt, the officers managed to get the reveller to her feet as she took two steps forward and did the splits.
The police then awkwardly picked her up again and eventually dragged her off the pitch.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted NSW police for comment on the matter.
Officers managed to get the brightly-dressed reveller to her feet as she took two steps forward and did the splits
The police then awkwardly picked her up again as they made another attempt to get her off the field
The cops eventually managed to drag her off the ground. Daily Mail Australia have contacted the police for comment on the matter
Thousands of revellers descended on the Sydney Cricket Ground for the annual Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night in a flurry of colour and glitter.
Partygoers arrived wearing bright ensembles and quirky costumes adorned with coloured jewels, sequins, and feathers.
A sold-out crowd of 40,000 spectators watched in excitement as 160 floats with up to 6,500 marchers paraded in support of LGBTQIA+ community.
Thousands of revellers descended on the Sydney Cricket Ground for the annual Mardi Gras parade in a flurry of colour and glitter on Saturday night
Other revellers left little to the imagination as they posed on Oxford Street
Celebrations continued on Oxford street and in pubs and clubs
For the second time in its 44-year history the Mardi Gras parade did not go down Oxford Street but was instead held at the SCG with organisers hoping to return to Oxford Street in 2023
For the second time in its 44-year history, the Mardi Gras parade did not go down Oxford Street but was instead held at the SCG, with organisers hoping to return in 2023.
The 2022 Mardi Gras festival theme is ‘United we shine’, a nationwide call to stand up against hate and inequality.
The Australian flag flew at half-mast over the stadium’s members stand in tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne, whose death from a sudden heart attack at just 52 shocked Australia earlier that day.
The iconic event began with a moment of silence for Ukraine as well as those affected by the unravelling flood crisis in NSW and Queensland.
Spectators were treated to live performances from The Wiggles, Darren Hayes and Vanessa Amorosi as well as appearances from Sydney’s top drag queens.
Amnesty International took part in the parade alongside other companies like Woolworths, Optus, and Transport for NSW
Dykes on Bikes kicked off the parade at the SCG which was attended by a sold-out crowd of 40,000 spectators
The crowd was treated to performances from The Wiggles, Darren Hayes and Vanessa Amorosi
Brightly-dressed attendees waved rainbow flags in the audience as the parade kicked off on Saturday night