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Charges for alleged Melbourne rock-thrower

A man who allegedly threw rocks at police vehicles during protests against vaccination mandates in Melbourne has been arrested and charged.

The 47-year-old was arrested in a raid at Hillside in the city’s northwest on Monday and later charged with multiple offences, police announced on Thursday.

It is alleged he threw the rocks on the entry to the West Gate Bridge on September 21, and damaged another police vehicle in Carlton.

On that day, up to 2000 people protesting against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, and restrictions for the construction industry, had shut down parts of the city before walking to the top of the bridge.

He has been bailed to face court on Monday charged with a number of offences including riotous behaviour and affray, assaulting police and criminal damage, discharging a missile, reckless conduct and breaching health directions.

Police are continuing to hunt protesters over incidents during the multiple days of unrest in September.

Images of eight men have been released after glass bottles and other projectiles were thrown at police when a stand-off with protesters at the Shrine of Remembrance turned violent on September 22.

Two more men have also had their pictures released after damaging an unmarked police vehicle in the CBD the previous day, along with another man wanted for damaging several myki readers at Toorak station and spray-painting the word “freedom” inside a train on September 23.

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