POLICE have labelled participants of the Black Lives Matter rally as "cooperative" in response to public concerns over social distancing at the weekend event.
Saturday's rally went ahead despite social distancing measures limiting the number of people allowed to gather in a public place.
Riverina Police District Commander Superintendent Bob Noble said while the event was not in ideal conditions, it was well organised.
"The behaviour of the crowd was very good, there were no signs of anti-social behaviour, no violence and no damage done," he said.
"We did also observe that under the current circumstances, there were pretty good practices of social distancing."
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Superintendent Noble addressed public concerns over the health risks present, and said organisation was the key to safety.
"Obviously, a lot of people were concerned and had an opinion about whether the assembly should have taken place, and the short answer to that was that it was deemed a public assembly where in such instance we always work with organisers and participants to ensure a safe outcome is achieved," he said.
"The organisers in this instance were very compliant and approached planning in a very collaborative manner, so I think that's what helped it remain a safe event with no incidents."
Considering the pandemic, Superintendent Noble said the crowd was bigger than expected, but remained compliant
"Given the circumstances, we are happy with the way it turned out, even though it is probably not ideal with the health issue afoot," he said.
"No fines were handed out, and police generally complied as best they could given it was a bigger crowd than anticipated."