Sydney Covid lockdown protests: 21 men in court on Sunday for breaching public ...

Sydney Covid lockdown protests: 21 men in court on Sunday for breaching public ...
Sydney Covid lockdown protests: 21 men in court on Sunday for breaching public ...

Nearly two dozen men between the ages of 18 and 63 are due to appear in court for their involvement in Saturday's anti-lockdown riots in Sydney.

Tens of thousands of enraged Australians took to the streets in cities nationwide to protest against Covid restrictions.

Scenes near Sydney's Town Hall station descended to chaos by early afternoon, with demonstrators attacking officers and police horses with pot plants, rocks and ink.

On Sunday, NSW Police released a list with the names of 21 men who were all due to appear in Parramatta Local Court for their involvement in the protests.

They include two men, 33-year-old Kristian Polkownik and 36-year-old Remon Korkise, accused of attacking police horses and charged with animal cruelty.

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Known Covid denier Joseph Mekhael, who was in court just five months ago for similar offences, was among those named by police

Known Covid denier Joseph Mekhael, who was in court just five months ago for similar offences, was among those named by police

In total 57 protesters in Sydney were charged with various offences and a special strikeforce had been set up to track down thousands of maskless demonstrators

In total 57 protesters in Sydney were charged with various offences and a special strikeforce had been set up to track down thousands of maskless demonstrators

Detectives are still investigating thousands more maskless demonstrators who may yet still be fined for breaching public health orders.

Known Covid denier Joseph Mekhael, who was in court just five months ago for similar offences, was among those named by police. 

'Smokin' Joe' was previously charged with two counts of failing to comply with public health orders after he allegedly organised two unauthorised protests in Sydney.

He described the government as 'diabolical dipsticks', claimed coronavirus was a scam, and made false and harmful claims about vaccination at the time.

Polkownik and Korkise, were charged with animal abuse for allegedly attacking police horses during the protests..

Those charges come after a maskless rioter was caught on camera punching a police horse named Tobruk.

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Tens of thousands of enraged Aussies took to the streets in cities nationwide to protest Covid restrictions

Tens of thousands of enraged Aussies took to the streets in cities nationwide to protest Covid restrictions

Scenes near Sydney's Town Hall station descended to chaos by early afternoon, with demonstrators attacking officers and police horses with pot plants, rocks and ink

Scenes near Sydney's Town Hall station descended to chaos by early afternoon, with demonstrators attacking officers and police horses with pot plants, rocks and ink

The attack prompted an immediate investigation, with police putting a public call out online to help track down the person involved.

But there were several other incidents throughout the

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