Thugs will get the message
STEPPING up to help someone who is being attacked isn't an easy thing to do, most people's first reaction is to step aside and call for help for fear of the attacker turning on them.
That didn't happen in Mary St on Monday.
An off-duty police officer and members of the public stepped in to help a youth who was being pushed around and threatened. During the altercation the off-duty officer was also assaulted and had his phone stolen while trying to call for backup.
While it was sad to see the officer hurt, it is great to see the community coming to the aid of the innocent and standing up to bullies in Mary St.
It is time to take a stand because there is no place for violence in our CBD. The sooner the thugs get the message the better.