‘Leave the horses alone’: Disgraceful moment anti-lockdown protesters hurl pot plants and bottles at mounted police officers trying to do their job
- 6 mounted police officers are subject to abuse by anti-lockdown protestors
- Facebook viewers slammed the protestors for their disgraceful behaviour
- ‘Those poor horses have no say in being there’ one viewer defended
Disturbing vision has emerged of protesters hurling pot plants and bottles at mounted police officers during Sydney’s anti-lockdown rally.
Footage shared on social media shows six mounted officers surrounded by hostile protesters throwing objects as police try to contain escalating violence in the CBD.
‘I understand the protest, but these cops are only doing their jobs guys, seriously,’ the video was captioned.
Maskless anti-lockdown protesters hurl pot plants and bottles at Police mounted horses during Sydney’s freedom rally
Viewers took to the post to slam the the protesters for their treatment of police who were there to control crowds and keep the peace.
‘That’s disgusting have some respect for the police,’ wrote one person.
‘This is wrong guys, the police hate this sh** as much as we do,’ added another.
‘Embarrassed to be Australian,’ wrote a third.
Viewers took to the video in disgust at their behaviour saying police were ‘just doing their job’
Others voiced their concerned for the welfare of the horses during the rally, with one person writing: ‘Absolutely disgusting, those poor horses have no say in being there.’
‘Should’ve trained the horses to kick,’ suggested one user.
A Twitter user also sent her well wishes to authorities caught-up in the disruption, writing: ‘Thinking of all the police horses in NSW and hoping they’re safe.’
‘Should’ve trained their horses to kick’ suggested on Facebook user
One 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 rallies were a response to Covid lockdowns imposed in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, with more than half the country’s 25million people ordered to stay at home over an outbreak which began in Sydney’s east.
Frenzied crowds shouting ‘freedom’ and anti-vaccine conspiracy slogans swarmed Haymarket in Sydney’s city centre from midday on Saturday, just moments after NSW Health’s Jeremy McAnulty declared the area a virus hotspot.