A third man has been charged with holding a violent street protest outside a church in southwest Sydney.
Trouble broke out on Bellfield Street on Tuesday night. Small group of LGBTQI+ activists attacked outside church NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham before giving his speech.
Mr Latham was invited to speak on parental rights at a church hall ahead of Saturday’s New South Wales elections.
Police said LGBTQI+ activists were attacked by a large mob, who beat them and police with glass bottles and other projectiles.
A constable was injured and a riot squad was called to disperse the uncontrolled crowd.
Detectives charged two men, ages 34 and 41, on Wednesday, while the 42-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night at Campsie police station.
He was charged with assaulting a police officer, obstructing or resisting the performance of his duties, and causing a fight during the chaos of his official duties.
The Moorebank man was granted conditional bail and is scheduled to appear in Bankstown District Court on April 11.
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