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Anti-lockdown protest organiser jailed for eight months

Ray Hadley & Jim Wilson
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A Victorian man who organised an anti-lockdown protest has been jailed for breaching the Public Health Order after driving from Queensland to Sydney.

Anthony Khallouf arrived in Sydney at the weekend after driving from Queensland, organising a protest for Saturday.

The 29-year-old was stopped at Hornsby Railway Station yesterday and was unable to provide a reasonable excuse for travelling, allegedly claiming he was lost.

He has now been sentenced to a maximum of eight months in prison, with a non-parole period of three months, for his breaches of health orders and ‘encouraging the commission of crimes’.

“You don’t get too many people sentenced on the first court appearance,” 2GB court reporter Gil Taylor told Jim Wilson.

“He did plead guilty, and obviously they’ve decided to deal with him right away, so he’ll be in jail until November.”

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Earlier, Ray Hadley broke the news of Mr Khallouf’s charging.

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