Police charge two after unauthorised protest – Strike Force Seasoned

Two people have been charged as investigations into an unauthorised protest under Strike Force Seasoned continue.

Following extensive inquiries, police arrested a 31-year-old man at a home on Nancarrow Avenue, Ryde, about 6.45pm yesterday (Thursday 5 August 2021).

During a subsequent search of the property police allegedly seized cannabis and nunchakus, before a second occupant of the property, a 25-year-old woman, was arrested after she allegedly became uncooperative.

The man and woman were taken to Ryde Police Station, where the man was charged with:

• Two counts of assault police officer during public disorder no actual bodily harm

• Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty

• Commit an act of cruelty upon an animal

• Join or continue in unlawful assembly

• Possess prohibited drug

• Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit

Police will allege in court the man assaulted police officers as they attempted to arrest others during the protest and pushed a police horse in the face.

He was refused bail to appear at Hornsby Local Court today (Friday 6 August 2021).

The woman was charged with obstruct or hinder person executing warrant and possess prohibited drug and granted conditional bail to appear at the same court next month (Wednesday 1 September 2021).

Investigations under Strike Force Seasoned continue.

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