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Charges laid after Victorian police horse hit in protests

Police horse hit by flagpole.

Charges laid after Victorian police horse hit in protests

A man has been charged after allegedly hitting a police horse with a flagpole at a "Freedom Day" rally in Melbourne last month.

Vision from the 23 October protest shows a man repeatedly trying to hit an advancing police horse in the head with his pole, connecting on the final strike.

It has been reported that the horse was not injured in the incident.

Police released a still image of the man following the attack, which has now led to an arrest of a 40 year old man in Narre Warren South earlier this week.

"The man has been charged with animal cruelty and a number of other offences including affray, reckless conduct, possessing a prohibited weapon and the storing of unauthorised explosives," Victoria Police said in a statement.

He has been released on bail, but will face Melbourne Magistrates Court in June, 2021.

In addition, a 29-year-old Werribee woman, who allegedly kicked a police horse, was arrested and charged four days after the protest.





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