Danny Lim, a man well-known for wearing humorous, political and provocative signs on Sydney's streets, was arrested and given an infringement notice on Friday morning over a sandwich board with the word "c**t" on it.
A spokesperson from NSW Police confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the 74-year-old was issued with an infringement notice for "offensive behaviour" on Baranagaroo Avenue in the Barangaroo precinct in Sydney's CBD at about 9:20am on Friday morning. Police said he was arrested "briefly" because he was being "uncooperative".
A video uploaded to Facebook by a member of the public shows three police officers manhandling Lim as he struggles. It shows police carrying a placard that says "WHY CVN'T?" on it. The Facebook user said they saw the officers "rip his sign from his back and arrest him while he was screaming for them to not take his sign".
The user wrote that as two officers detained Lim, another took his dog and a number of people followed the officer to tell him that they were "appalled".
A photo published on Reddit appears to show Lim handcuffed, sitting on the road outside a police van.