The translator agreed that the curse is popular with young critics of the Chinese Communist Party and is known as “national scolding” or “national curse”.
Pavlou’s supporters tried to stifle laughter in the stands as the various translations of the curse were read out in court.
Mr. Morris said the sign Pavlou held up was simply a “widespread criticism” of the CCP, popular with Chinese-speaking critics around the world.
Police Prosecutor John Marsh withdrew the charge of abusive conduct at the end of the interpreter’s testimony.
The hearing continued when police alleged that Pavlou had refused to obey an order to proceed at the second protest.
“This is about free speech, I have to stand up for free speech,” Pavlou told officers as they led him away on bodycam footage shown Monday.
Officials told Pavlou they weren’t against freedom of expression but were concerned for the safety of the community.
Supporters posed for photos with Pavlou as he held a sign that read “FU XJP” outside the courthouse on Monday.
Among his supporters was high-profile dissident Chen Yonling, who once sparked a diplomatic incident when he resigned his post as Consul for Political Affairs at the Chinese Consulate in Sydney.
Yonglin sought political refuge in Australia after leaving the consulate in 2005 and remains a vocal critic of the CCP.
He held up a sign accusing Xi of killing his father during the Cultural Revolution, one of his main reasons for opposing the Chinese government.
“I realized that the CCP is all evil and I didn’t want my daughter to be indoctrinated,” he said.
His shield also bore Chinese characters, which he said read Xi Jinping for your father.
The hearing into Pavlou’s alleged refusal to proceed continues this week.
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