POLICE SEEK MEN AFTER PROTEST
POLICE want to speak to these four men after a protest last week in which City of Sydney councillor Christine Forster’s jacket was torn in half. More than 200 protesters surrounded and grabbed Ms Forster and her partner Virginia Edwards as they walked into a Liberal Party fundraiser at Australian Technology Park in the inner city suburb of Eveleigh last Friday evening. There is no suggestion the men pictured were responsible. Central Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton said he was “extremely concerned” about the conduct of some at the protest. Police are still investigating the event and believe the four men pictured can help them with their inquiries. More than 30 police had to intervene to help Ms Forster enter the function held for her brother, former prime minister Tony Abbott.
Mr Abbott and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton were due to speak at the fundraiser, and the group gathered to protest the Manus Island standoff.
One protester, not among those pictured, was seen holding a sign: “Death to Dutton.”
Police arrested four people after protesters tried to block entry to the Doltone House function centre, forcing police to herd in each guest as they arrived. The Public Order Riot Squad was called in.
The four men police want to speak with.