A teenager has become the eighth person charged over the violent protest in central Sydney at the weekend.
Police have been examining security camera footage and other evidence since the violent protest against an anti-Islamic film on Saturday afternoon. Late last night they raided a home at Greenacre, in Sydney's south-west, then arrested a 17-year-old boy in nearby Punchbowl soon after.
He has been charged with two counts of assaulting police over an incident outside the American Consulate where two officers were hit with a wooden pole from a banner.
Police searched the Greenacre home and seized items of clothing for forensic analysis.
The boy has been released on bail to face court next month.
So far seven other men have been charged over the violence.
Muslim leaders have called for calm and for any further protests over the film to be abandoned, even if they are intended to be peaceful.Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-19/17yo-charged-over-violent-sydney-protest/4269148