Over the weekend here in Sydney we had some violent Muslim protests in relation to that anti-Islamic film circulating the world. Quite shocking and the police are hinting down the ringleaders and those incite others to violently protest in which police were bashed and property destroyed.
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.
Superintendent Mark Walton says an Australian Federal Police protection officer was left with a head wound.
"I'm told he's in good spirits, however he remains recovering at home at this time," he said.
Police say they have seized items of clothing from the Greenacre home 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.
Superintendent Walton says police are pouring through hours of footage an expect to make more arrests.
"It's quite and extensive task to pull all that material together, identify anyone that's been involved in offences - and thereafter identify them - and commence the phase of arresting them and putting them before the court, " he said.
Superintendent Walton says he has not seen evidence that the weekend's violence was triggered by a text message.
"I have not seen a text message or a message that actually is inciteful in its nature," he said.
"There are some messages there that ask for a gathering and I have not seen anything that escalates beyond that."
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.