Police and climate activists clash at NSW bush camp

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Police have raided a property in north-west Sydney as part of an operation to disrupt unauthorized protests by climate activists.

Officers were investigating a property on Putty Road in Colo when they said a group of people approached them and attacked their vehicle around 8.30am on Sunday, police said.

‘A nearby unmarked police vehicle came to assist the officers before they were surrounded by the group of people, who then damaged the vehicle’s tyres, preventing it from driving off,’ NSW Police said in a statement. communicated.

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“Nearby police resources were called in to help, where two people were arrested and the rest of the group fled into the bush.”

Police have since made further arrests with the help of specialist units including PolAir, the Canine Unit, the Public Order and Riot Team and Police Rescue.

A crime scene has been established at the property and police expect the operation to continue throughout the day.

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The operation was carried out in a camp occupied by members of the climate activist group Blockade Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Police are expected to provide a further update on Sunday.

-PAA

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