Hunt for men accused of throwing potted plants at mounted police during Sydney anti-lockdown protest

Hunt for two men accused of throwing potted plants at mounted police during Sydney anti-lockdown protest

  • Police call for information to identify two people after lockdown march
  • Mounted Police were hit by projectiles in Sydney’s CBD during protests
  • Anyone with information on the identities of the two is asked to contact police
  • 59 people charged and 151 fines for violation since city protest

Two protesters accused of throwing potted plants at mounted police during the anti-lockdown protest in Sydney are being hunted by police.

Police horses and their riders were often targeted as they attempted to break up the chaotic rally in the Covid-hit city’s CBD on Saturday.

Tobruk, a police horse in his first riot, was hit on the head and other animals were pelted with potted plants and other projectiles.

Police chiefs promised to track down anyone who assaulted officers or was otherwise violent during the protest, and as many participants as possible.

Seasoned New South Wales Strike Force investigators appeal to community for information after Mounted Police Unit officers were hit by potted plants during Sydney lockdown march

Strike Force Seasoned was established by the Central Metropolitan Region following the unauthorized protest site in Sydney's CBD on Saturday 24th July.

Strike Force Seasoned was established by the Central Metropolitan Region following the unauthorized protest site in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday 24th July.

NSW police have released photos of two people wanted for questioning over potted plant toss and asked for help in tracking them down.

The first man wore a hat, sunglasses and what appears to be a purple scarf, with a gray and green colored jacket, dark jeans and gray shoes.

The second man shown was wearing a blue tracksuit and a dark colored cap and shoes.

Police are requesting any information to identify the man in the photo that they believe can help with the investigation

Police are requesting any information to identify the man in the photo that they believe can help with the investigation

The second man shown is wearing a blue tracksuit and dark-colored cap and shoes which police say may also aid in the investigation.

The second man shown is wearing a blue tracksuit and dark-colored cap and shoes which police say may also aid in the investigation.

Police are calling on anyone with information on the identities of the two men or those who have images of the protest activity to contact them.

Investigators are following up on every report, 59 people have been charged and 151 fines issued so far.

Police called on Sydneysiders to catch up with anyone at the protest but not to report crimes via the NSW Police’s social media pages.

It didn’t take long for the post to get some reactions on social media, most notably from the man wearing a scarf.

Plenty joked that the man bore an uncanny resemblance to Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.

“I saw the first star in sunglasses in Pirates of the Caribbean. Pretty sure his name is Jack Sparrow,” someone commented.

Of another, he was “pretty sure the men were wanted for piracy.”

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