Police appeal to identify protesters over rowdy border rally

Tweed Police have released images of five people they’re hoping to identify following last month’s rowdy Queensland-NSW border protest.

The unauthorised rally erupted on Sunday, August 22, with around 2000 people gathering in protest against the COVID-19 lockdown and tough border restrictions.

During the operation, protestors crossed the border between Queensland at Coolangatta and NSW at Tweed Heads.


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So far, seven people have been charged, with 55 Penalty Infringement Notices issued.

As investigations continue, detectives are appealing for help to track down another five people who they would like to speak to.

The first man is described as wearing a black t-shirt and cream cargo pants, with a GoPro strapped to his chest.

PHOTO: NSW Police

A second man is described as wearing a faded grey t-shirt, orange pants and a blue and yellow face mask, holding a mobile phone.

PHOTO: NSW Police

A third man is described as wearing a white t-shirt and a black cap, alongside a female who is described as wearing a black blouse and carrying a black handbag.

PHOTO: NSW Police

While a fourth man is described as wearing a black singlet and a black floppy hat, with a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

PHOTO: NSW Police

Anyone with information about the identity of the five people, or anyone who has mobile phone footage of the protest activity, is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.