Sydney launches massive security operation to prevent racial violence

More than 1,500 police were mobilized around Sydney on Saturday in a massive security operation to try to prevent a repeat of the racial violence that hit &to=' target=_blank>Australia's largest city a week ago.

Police seized four cars Saturday night under new powers given to police this week by the New South Wales state parliament. Several arrests were made and weapons including swords and iron bars were seized, police said.

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