Mar 4 2011
A massive brawl following an altercation at a Sydney high school is believed to have started after anti-Muslim remarks were posted on a student’s Facebook page.
NINE MSN —(H/T Gavin) –The confrontation between a mob of around 40 protesters and police led to Green Valley Police station being put into lockdown. Police were forced to use capsicum spray on some of the six adults, aged 26 to 50, who were arrested outside the school in Hinchinbrook.
The alleged victim said she was attacked by about 10 “Australian girls” after anti-Islamic slurs had been posted on a fellow student’s Facebook page. But hours later after rumours spread that the attack was racially motivated and police had removed a woman’s veil during the confrontation a mob of about 40 protesters descended on the station.
Police said an officer was punched in the face during the initial confrontation outside the school. “One of the sergeants was punched in the face a couple of times at that scene by one of the males,” Acting Supt Corry told Macquarie Radio on Thursday.
The four women and two men arrested have been charged with offences including affray, intimidation, assaulting police, resisting arrest and offensive language.