A Melbourne man has been arrested for assaulting police during a violent anti-lockdown protest earlier this month as police hunt for a further ten alleged offenders.
A Melbourne man has been arrested for assaulting police during a violent anti-lockdown protest earlier this month as police hunt for a further 10 alleged offenders.
Police swooped on a 21-year-old Brunswick West man today after the man allegedly assaulted a police officer at the Richmond protest on Saturday 18 September.
Police are searching for a further 10 men over the protest that left six police officers hospitalised and many more injured.
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Police have released images of the men in hope of tracking them down.
They want to speak to the men pictured about incidents that took place at the rally, which moved between Richmond, Burnley and Kew.
The 21-year-old who was arrested today has been charged with numerous offences including assaulting police, recklessly causing injury and hindering police.
He has been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 14 April 2022.
Investigators are urging anyone with information that may help identify these people, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-victoria-police-arrest-one-man-and-hunt-ten-others-over-violent-anti-lockdown-protest-in-richmond-on-september-18/86093949-09d9-4453-ad1b-4ab3cff172d0