23 Sep 2012

NSW police praise Islamic community

2:40 pm on 23 September 2012

Police in New South Wales have praised the cooperation of the state's Islamic community in preventing a repeat of last weekend's violent protests in Sydney.

The ABC reports an extra 300 police patrolled Sydney's CBD on Saturday amid calls for calm from the country's Muslim leaders who also urged people to shun any protests.

New South Wales police assistant commissioner Alan Clark says there is very little likelihood of any trouble on Sunday because of the extensive measures taken, including the monitoring of social media.

He says the strategy that's made the difference is being able to work with the Islamic community, as well as working more broadly across the entire Australian community.