Protester on horseback fines police officers hefty after rowdy border rally – myGC.com.au
A man who dragged a horse in a rowdy demonstration on the Queensland-New South Wales border galloping the animal through the crowd has been fined heavily from police on both sides of the country. frontier.
The 52-year-old is accused of cheering on the more than 2,000 people who gathered in the southern Gold Coast on Sunday to protest the COVID-19 lockdown and strict border restrictions.
“Cross the border. Everyone crosses the border, they can’t all hold us back,” the man was heard singing as he rode a horse in the street of Coolangatta.
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Following ongoing investigations, the man from Murwillumbah surrendered to Tweed Heads police station on Monday.
He was fined $ 3,000 for illegally participating in an outdoor rally during a lockdown.
The mounted protester was also fined a hefty $ 4,135 by Queensland police for failing to comply with a directive from the chief of health.
It comes after Tweed Police charged six people on Monday and fined 55 others at the rally.
The charges include assaulting police, resisting arrest, obstructing police, possession of drugs, unlawful participation in an outdoor rally in a lockdown area and disobeying regulations. COVID instructions.
The six, aged 27 to 64, were released on bail in Tweed Heads local court on September 20.