‘Leave the horses alone’: scandalous moment as anti-lockdown protesters hurl potted plants and bottles at mounted police officers trying to do their job
- Six mounted police officers are abused by anti-lockdown protesters
- Facebook viewers criticized the protesters for their disgraceful behaviour
- ‘Those poor horses have nothing to say to be there’ defended one viewer
A disturbing image has emerged of protesters hurling potted plants and bottles at mounted police officers during the anti-lockdown demonstration in Sydney.
Footage shared on social media shows six mounted officers surrounded by hostile protesters throwing objects as police try to contain the escalating violence in the CBD.
“I understand the protest, but these cops are just doing their job guys, seriously,” the video read.
Maskless anti-lockdown protesters hurl potted plants and bottles at police-mounted horses during Sydney’s freedom rally
Viewers took to the station to criticize the protesters for their treatment of the police who were there to control the crowd and keep the peace.
“That’s disgusting, have some respect for the police,” one wrote.
“This is wrong guys, the police hate this sh** as much as we do,” added another.
“Ashamed to be Australian,” wrote a third.
Viewers watched the video in horror at their behavior, saying the police were ‘just doing their job’
Others expressed concern for the welfare of the horses at the rally, with one person writing: “Absolutely disgusting, those poor horses have nothing to say about their presence.”
“I should have trained the horses to kick,” suggested one user.
A Twitter user also sent her well wishes to authorities caught up in the disturbance, writing: ‘I am thinking of all the police horses in NSW and hope they are safe.’
‘Should have trained their horses to kick’ suggested on Facebook user
A woman tweeted her well wishes to the officers involved in containing the anti-lockdown rally
Tens of thousands of Australians attended coordinated protests across the country on Saturday.
The demonstrations were in response to the Covid lockdowns imposed in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, with more than half of the country’s 25 million people being ordered to stay at home amid an outbreak that began in eastern Australia. Sydney.
Crazed crowds shouting ‘freedom’ and anti-vaccine conspiracy slogans swarmed over Haymarket in Sydney city center from noon on Saturday, just moments after NSW Health’s Jeremy McAnulty declared the area a virus hotspot.