ABC News: Cardinal George Pell protest to take place at same time as Sydney funeral after compromise

A dispute between NSW Police and LGBT activists over a rally coinciding with Cardinal George Pell's Sydney funeral has been resolved after the route of a peaceful march was altered, ABC's Jamie McKinnell reports. 

The group Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR), planned to hold a march from Hyde Park alongside St Mary's Cathedral on Thursday morning which prompted NSW Police to apply to the state's supreme court for an order to prohibit the event due to 'public safety concerns'. 

After discussion, Mr De Brennan, who was representing NSW Police, told the judge an "in principle agreement" for an alternative route had been reached, which went "up to College Street but not on it".

Prior to the compromise, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties criticised NSW Police for leaving it to "the eleventh hour" to launch the case. 

"The right to hold religious and other memorial services is important, but so is freedom of expression," President Josh Pallas said in a statement.

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