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Queenscliff arrest over alleged lockdown protest pot plant assault

SWAT teams descended on Queenscliff Road in Queenscliff at 7.30am morning to arrest a local teenager who allegedly threw pot plants at mounted police officers during last month’s CBD lockdown protests.

The arrest was by Strike Force Seasoned, which was launched in response to protest.

During the search, officers seized prohibited drugs including LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), ketamine, cannabis and magic mushrooms (psilocybin).

A 19-year-old man was arrested and taken to Manly Police Station, where he was charged with riot, throw missile at police officer at public disorder (no actual bodily harm), not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 – COVID-19, two counts of supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity) and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Police will allege in court that the man threw pot plants at mounted police officers during the unauthorised protest in Sydney CBD last month.

He was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today.

The man is taken to Manly Police station this morning. Image: NSW Police

Investigations under Strike Force Seasoned are continuing.

Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any public health order or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community by contacting Crime Stoppers: on 1800 333 000 or via https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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