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Everyone's Angry At This Mayor Whose Absurd Wedding Shut Down The Entire Neighbourhood

There are calls for Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer to be sacked after his lavish wedding ceremony took over the suburb.

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Mehajer has been fined $220 for shutting down a street for his wedding without proper permission, ABC News reports.

A petition demanding the resignation of Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer has reached more than 3,000 signatures overnight.

Mehajer made headlines over the weekend with an extravagant wedding ceremony many dubbed "Australia's greatest wedding."

A community backlash was sparked after it was revealed Mehajer had closed down streets and threatened to tow cars that did not comply with his orders, all without the consent of the local council.

The celebration included upwards of fifty million dollars worth of luxury cars, a sea plane, a private jet, and four helicopters.

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Comments on the petition calling for Mahajer's sacking include that of fellow Auburn councillor George Campbell, who calls Mahajer's actions "a disgrace".

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Campbell said the wedding celebrations were "overwhelming":

"The community response to the events of last Saturday has been overwhelming. Many people are seething with anger, others are heaping ridicule on councillor Mehajer and, unfortunately, Auburn Council. Many have expressed the view that it is inappropriate that he hold public office."

"Council's reputation demands that we condemn such behavior and seek to remove him from office."

More controversy arose after Mehajer's "pre-wedding" video went viral, in which he and his bride-to-be enact romantic cliches and announce their marriage.

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There was more confusion surrounding a scene in the video which saw Mehajer pointing a handgun at the camera as a voiceover recounts that he would "do anything" to get his girl.

It's alleged that flyers were given out along Mehajer's street, warning that all cars that didn't comply with the regulations would be towed. Mehajer did not have council permission to make such claims.

The flyer reads:

"Dear Frances Street Residence, please work with our traffic control team to have NO vehicles parked on Frances Street Lidcombe between 14th August 2014 from 12pm till 10pm on 15th August 2015."

"As such ALL entry into Frances street from Maud Street and Edith Street will be blocked, only residents parking in their properties will be allowed."

"All entry will be blocked TOTALLY on 15th August 9AM till 2PM. Roadwork hats will be left on the road, any cars left or parked illegally during this time will be towed and removed by police as per DA approval."

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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