By: Steve Dellar | 04-25-2018 | News
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Australia - Perth Attendees Of Anzac Day Dawn Remembrance Receive Parking Fines

Anzac Day in Australia means a moment of remembrance for all those who gave their lives in all wars Australians have fought in. In the city of Perth, there is a yearly dawn service to honor all those who fought bravely for their home country.

Most of the peace and tranquility felt during those moment was squashed for many as they all found 200$ parking tickets stuck to their cars following the Anzac Day dawn service in Kings Park on Wednesday. Tens of thousands that had gathered at the State War Memorial had parked where they had always done before, thinking that the temporary no parking zones would be safe at 4am in the morning.

75-year-old veteran Mr Alan Nelson arrived together with his 86-year-old wheelchair-bound wife and had parked on nearby Ord Street: "It was half past three in the morning and there were other cars parked in front of us and beside us."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Perth council cancels Anzac Day dawn service parking fines amid backlash<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; SBS News (@SBSNews) <a href="">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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By the time he got back from the Remembrance event, he received a $200 parking ticket.

The scandal erupted later that day in full on social media when hundreds complained that they had all received tickets on what they assumed would be a national remembrance event during the morning hours.

Ms Sharon Dyson claimed she was disgusted by the ‘bastards’ of the parking service: "To send out parking inspectors at 4.30am means only one thing - revenue raising. To block roads off around King's Park and then roster on your parking inspectors on ANZAC day while the dawn service is on is disgraceful. I bet you feel like you won the lotto today but I think you just lost the respect of all Australians."

Another local resident Mr Neil Coy stated: “Rather than help people with interpreting the changed conditions, parking staff were out of sight until the exact commencement time of the dawn service.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">About 35,000 people gathered at the Kings Park State War Memorial in Perth for the Anzac Day dawn service. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The West Australian (@westaustralian) <a href="">April 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“Cars towed away from locations that had no bearing on access for emergency vehicles, or the flow of non-existent traffic. Whoever made the decision to spring the parking traps for 2018 has broken a century old tradition of good will and community spirit associated with this event. It's immoral.”


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Anonymous No. 24143 2018-04-25 : 12:28

"So what did you do to day honey?" …. no these folks don't have wives or husbands.

Bruce No. 24167 2018-04-25 : 15:19

No one pay the fine!

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