Canley Heights man charged over unauthorised anti-lockdown protest

Canley Heights man charged over unauthorised anti-lockdown protest

A further two men have been charged following an unauthorised protest in Sydney last month, including a Canley Heights man who allegedly stole an officer's hat.


As part of ongoing inquiries and a public appeal for assistance, investigators attempted to stop a man on Mittiamo Street, Canley Heights, about 12.30pm on Thursday, August 12 before he fled on a bicycle.

Police followed the man to Adams Park before he rode along Orphan School Creek towards the Cumberland Highway where he was arrested, with assistance from officers from Fairfield Police Area Command, South West Metropolitan Operations Support Group (OSG), and PolAir. He was taken to Fairfield Police Station.

About 2pm, police executed a search warrant at a home on Mittiamo Street, Canley Heights, and located a NSW Police Force cap and other clothing items.

The 20-year-old man was charged with robbery in company, riot, and not complying with a public health order.

Police will allege in court that the man participated in the unauthorised protest in Sydney's CBD on Saturday, July 24 and stole the cap of a senior constable.

The man was refused bail and appeared in Burwood Local Court on Friday, where he was formally refused bail to appear in Fairfield Local Court on Friday, October 8.

A second man was also arrested in Sydney's inner city as part of Strike Force Seasoned investigations

About 10:15am on Friday, August 13, officers attached to Kings Cross Police Area Command arrested a 21-year-old man on Mitchell Street, Arncliffe.

He was taken to St George Police Station where he was charged with charged with riot, two counts of throwing a missile at police at public disorder no actual bodily harm, and not complying with public health directions.

Police will allege in court the man also participated in the unauthorised protest, during which he threw mandarins at a Mounted Police officer.

The man was refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Local Court today.