Beloved Sydney activist announces he is running for parliament in NSW elections just months after being hospitalized following brutal police arrest
- Danny Lim, 78, said he would run in the NSW election in March
- Sydney activist hospitalized after police arrest in November
A beloved street activist who was injured in a brutal police bust has announced that he is running in the upcoming NSW elections.
Danny Lim, 78, revealed he planned to run as “Danny Lim’s team of independent candidates” when the state goes to the polls in March.
Mr Lim said he was motivated to become an MP after being hospitalized with head injuries following a shock arrest in November.
A beloved Sydney street activist who was injured in a brutal police arrest has announced he is running in the upcoming NSW elections
Mr Lim said he was motivated to become an MP after being hospitalized with head injuries following a shock police arrest in November
Footage shows the local character being forced to the ground in the Queen Victoria Building by two officers, leaving him with a bloodied face and a black eye.
Mr Lim suffered a cerebral haemorrhage as a result of the fall and requires ongoing specialist medical care and a walking stick.
He said he was lucky to be alive and still feel he had plenty of work ahead of him.
“I find it difficult at times, I get dizzy and get a headache, I have no mental or physical energy, but I don’t want to be left alone at home,” Mr Lim told The Daily Telegraph.
Mr Lim unsuccessfully ran for parliament in 2019 and has yet to secure nominations and candidates to run in the elections this time around.
The Sydney activist could be the first independent ever elected to the upper house of parliament if successful.
He vowed to implement “positive change” while also putting down the “broken promises” of former Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian and her successor Dominic Perrottet.
Mr Lim unsuccessfully ran for parliament in 2019 and has yet to secure nominations and candidates to run in the elections this time
“The system doesn’t work for a lot of people,” said Mr. Lim.
“It is my intention to encourage others to join in, to be brave and to create a destination with an open mind and an open heart.”
Mr. Lim vowed to bring more openness, transparency and accountability to state politics.
Free dental care, affordable housing and legalized marijuana are among his election promises.
Mr Lim said he was still recovering from the brutal arrest in November, but his symptoms would not stop him.