This is the moment an Australia man brutally beat a female police officer in Sydney while she was enforcing the city’s strict lockdown rules.
The man launched his attack in the suburb of Bankstown around midday Monday after the officers saw him standing in the street and asked him to move along.
Video shows one officer being repeatedly kicked and punched while her colleague calls for help having been kicked in the chest and punched moments earlier – suffering ‘cuts and bruises’.
Police said a 43-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of assault and breaking lockdown, before he allegedly attacked a third male officer at the station. All three cops went to hospital for treatment.
Sydney is now entering its 12th week under draconian lockdown rules which ban people from leaving home without a ‘reasonable excuse’ and mean they cannot loiter in public places to combat an outbreak of the Delta Covid variant.
The tough measures were designed to eliminate all cases as part of a so-called ‘zero Covid’ strategy, but state leaders have been forced to abandon that approach after infections proved all-but impossible to eradicate.