There has been outrage after WA police officers stopped a Catholic mass at a Perth Church on Thursday night making sure all parishioners were wearing masks.
Police attended St Bernadette’s Catholic Church in the Perth suburb of Mt Hawthorn after an alleged tip off about improper mask behaviour.
The WA State Government has made mask wearing mandatory in indoor settings in the Perth, Peel, South West, Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions, but exemptions apply.
Five parishioners were allegedly not masked. One was in possession of an exemption, and four others had face coverings.
A photograph taken shows a uniformed WA Police officer walking down the isle at the church checking people’s details.
St Bernadette’s church has confirmed that the incident had taken place. History is now repeating itself, particularly in WA.
Citizens dobbing in citizens, authoritarian style officers entering a place of worship checking details. Have they no shame?
PHOTO CREDIT: Patrick Horneman.