Police officers assaulted at shrine protest

Police are hoping to identify two men after officers were assaulted at a protest at the Shrine of Remembrance last year.

The incident occurred when police were attempting to arrest a man at a coronavirus lockdown protest on Friday 23 October around 2.30pm.

As the arrest was made two males scuffled with police resulting in the assault of two officers.

The first man is described as having a medium build, is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, 20-25 years of age with short brown hair.

He was wearing a grey and black hooded jacket, black shorts and tights and was wearing sunglasses which were damaged during the struggle.

The second man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, 20-30 years of age has a slim build, short brown hair and tattoos on his left arm.

He was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants

The officers were treated for minor injuries.

Investigators have released images of two men who they believe may be able to assist with their investigation.

Anyone who recognises either of the two men or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.