Special G20 court had just one customer

THE special G20 magistrates court may have been set up to deal with an unprecedented number of arrests and illegal protest activity, but in the end it hosted just one arrestee.

Senior police were relieved at the lack of trouble given the stifling heat over the weekend, with one police marksman recording a temperature of 63 degrees on a city rooftop.

Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett said activist Ciaron O'Reilly, who was arrested on Saturday when he entered the G20 zone as a prohibited person, was the only person to experience the repurposed G20 magistrates court in Brisbane.

Two years of preparation. Six thousand police officers. A 24-hour G20 court with room for 150 people in its holding cells at the Federal Court precinct.

In the end, the biggest peacetime security operation in Australia's history has finished without a hitch.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au

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