Eight people are expected to be charged after violent clashes between hundreds of police and protesters erupted in Sydney's CBD. Police said the group began walking along George Street towards Martin Place, where they attempted to enter the US consulate, which is located
in the MLC Centre. It was here, according to police, that violence between officers and the growing group first broke out. Six police were injured and 17 others were treated for the effects of capsicum spray on Saturday when a demonstration against an anti-Islamic film got out of hand. Eight of the protesters were expected to be charged with a range of offences, including affray, assaulting police, resisting arrest and throwing a missile. Police said they would also begin poring through "a significant amount of evidence" that had been gathered through the media and officers, and that anyone caught committing offences would be "vigorously pursued".
In: Regional News
Tags: Australia, Sydney, Islam, Muslims, Demonstrators, Violence, Tensions, Clashes, Blasphemous, Anti Islam, Film, US, Embassy
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (load item map)
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