Uni student, 19, charged over rowdy protest that saw Scott Morrison’s BMW splashed with red paint as 50 refugee activists stormed a vaccine lab he was touring faces court
- Protesters splashed red paint on his Scott Morrison’s BMW in October, 2020
- Security guards flanked Scott Morrison as they rushed him to a police car
- As he fled the angry refugee protesters called the PM a ‘coward’ and ‘scum’
- Up to 50 protesters gathered while the PM examined a COVID-19 vaccine trial
- Tyler Michelle Hingst, 19, is accused of being part of the wild university protest
A young woman charged over a protest that saw Scott Morrison’s BMW splashed with red paint has been banned from going within 250 metres of the Prime Minister.
Tyler Michelle Hingst, 19, allegedly took part in a rowdy protest on October 12 when Scott Morrison visited Queensland during the state election campaign.
She fronted Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face one count of public nuisance but no details about the charge or the extent of her involvement were heard in court, AAP reported.
Tyler Michelle Hingst, 19, (pictured) has been banned from going within 250 metres of the Scott Morrison
The Australian leader was abused by protesters who chased him into a waiting police car.
Mr Morrison toured the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland on the morning of the incident where up to 50 refugee rights activists had gathered.
The protesters splashed the PM’s white car with red paint and forced their way into the building to berate Mr Morrison over his refugee policies.
He was then rushed by police into a car to escape the protesters at 10:30am.
Footage of the incident began with refugees chanting ‘eight years too long, free the refugees’ outside of the university building.
‘Lock up ScoMo, throw him the sea. We won’t stop until we free the refugees,’ the protesters chanted.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured through the car window) was flanked by security guards who blocked refugee protestors and escorted him out of the University of Queensland at 10:30am on Monday
The PM’s security pushed protesters out of the way to make a path for Mr Morrison as the activists continued to shout.
‘Free the refugees, let them you scum! F***ing let them go. Let them go you f***ing scum! Freedom, it’s been eight years you f***ing garbage!’ one male protester said.
Meanwhile, a female protester said: ‘ScoMo, you’re committing crimes against humanity.’
Mr Morrison then got into the police car, which drove away as several protestors continued to run after it.
‘F***ing coward! Face your people you f***ing coward!’ the male protester said before the video cut off.
Mr Morrison had been visiting the building to inspect the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine trial.
Mr Morrison had been visiting the building to inspect the University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine trial
Protesters have covered Mr Morrison’s car in red paint during his visit to the University of Queensland on Monday
A sign covered in red paint and reading ‘I’m sorry for seeking safety’ was held up at the entrance
Refugee Solidarity Meanjin, which has been campaigning outside a hotel in Kangaroo Point where 120 refugees are being held, admitted to gatecrashing the visit.
‘This represents the souls and life of our friends who are being tortured with isolation, no exercise and uncertainty,’ the collective posted online, alongside a photo of Mr Morrison’s car.
‘Dad Saif, has been split from baby Sammi and his wife Sabbah since March.’
‘Scott Morrison, free the KP120. Free the Mantra 60.’
A Facebook post on the group’s page states: ‘Why don’t you come out and face up to your crimes against humanity?’
The group has been protesting on the street outside the hotel for months.
Ms Hingst is set to re-appear in court on February 2.
She has been banned from attending any location that Mr Morrison is expected to attend including media events, publicity tours and any official business where the Prime Minister will be.
Tyler Michelle Hingst allegedly took part in a rowdy protest on October 12 when Scott Morrison visited Queensland during the state election campaign
A security guard at the university is pictured covered in red paint with Scott Morrison’s car behind