Protest activity charges, Tingalpa and Brisbane City

The Queensland Police Service, Counter-Terrorism Investigation Group has today executed a number of search warrants in relation to protest activities at Tingalpa and Brisbane earlier this month.

It is alleged on Monday, January 8, police were called to a Tingalpa address following reports of a disturbance by a group of protesters.

During the demonstration, it will be alleged the group forced entry to the workshop premises, assaulted staff and caused damage, deliberately spilling paint, destroying documents and causing graffiti.

It is further alleged that on Wednesday, January 17, a group of protesters, including some allegedly involved in the January 8 incident, forced entry into the foyer of a business in Charlotte Street, Brisbane.

During entry, it is alleged that a staff member was assaulted before damage was caused at the premises.

As a result of the search warrants, four people have been charged with a total of 15 offences, including entering premises with intent, unlawful assembly, assault and wilful damage.

A 59-year-old Bardon woman and 42-year-old Greenslopes man are expected to appear before the Brisbane Magistrates court on January 24.

A 25-year-old Toowong woman, 25-year-old Highgate Hill man are expected to appear before the Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 20.

Whilst the QPS acknowledges it is important that people have the right to peaceful protest, police will take action against any unlawful behaviour.

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