A woman who had her child ripped from her arms on the streets of Sydney while protesting harsh pandemic lockdown rules will finally have her day in the NSW Supreme Court today.
Renee Altakrity, will have her case heard by the court along with Victor Tey, another Australian pioneer of the pushback against over-zealous policing during COVID-19 restrictions, over the next two days, represented by Paul Menzies KC.
Victor, a Christian community leader, was fined and arrested for exercising his rights during a lockdown, while Renee had her child taken away from her as she was dragged into the back of a police van for simply carrying a sign objecting to COVID-19 restrictions.
Video captured at the scene showed Renee’s terrified four-year-old screaming as police ripped him away from his mom, who tried her best to hold on to him.
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