Shocking moment pro-Putin fanatic ‘Aussie Cossack’ is allegedly filmed pushing an elderly Ukrainian supporter down a set of stairs
- ‘Aussie Cossack’ Simeon Boikov arrested at a Sydney rally in support of Ukraine
- Boikov is outspokenly pro-Russia, and he heatedly argued with protesters
- An elderly Ukrainian supporter fell down a set of stairs after confronting Boikov
- Police were called to the protest and the 32-year-old is assisting their inquiries
A notorious pro-Russia online commentator has been arrested after scuffling with demonstrators at a Sydney rally in support of Ukraine.
Simeon Boikov, 32, who posts online under the nickname ‘Aussie Cossack’, shared videos to social media on Tuesday of himself attending the rally at Sydney’s Town Hall.
An elderly protester was hospitalized after sustaining a head injury during the incident with the video appearing to show Boikov in a scuffle with an elderly male protester.
NSW Police confirmed they were called to the Town Hall after reports of a disturbance just after 1 pm and had arrested Boikov.
The pro-Ukraine rally at Town Hall in Sydney on Tuesday which Boikov crashed
The pro-Putin commentator regularly posts videos online at various rallies and protests
The elderly protester can be seen on video arguing with Boikov before he falls backward down the stairs
‘Upon arrival, police were told a 76-year-old man was allegedly assaulted during a planned protest,’ a police spokesperson said.
‘A 32-year-old man was arrested on scene and is now assisting police with inquiries.’
Paramedics were called to the scene at about 1.20 pm to help the elderly man, who had suffered a head injury.
He was transported to Sydney Hospital for treatment.
Footage live-streamed from the rally shows Boikov arguing with protesters after the incident.
The elderly man fell down the set of stairs after confronting Boikov
Other protesters scream in shock as it appears the man hits his head on the concrete
‘Self defense. It’s on camera,’ he told the group.
‘That was self defense caught on camera. He approached me, he grabbed me, I pushed him away.’
The Ukraine supporters are shown on the footage confronting Boikov and standing in his way as he tries to flee.
They demand he shows the man again on his video – which he eventually does.
The man remains lying on the concrete as he is attended to by other protesters.
Boikov was jailed in June for breaching court orders for naming an alleged pedophile during an anti-vaxxer rally and is currently on parole.
He appeared at another anti-vaxxer rally just days after his release in September alongside his wife Ekaterina Olshannikova also known as Katia Boikova or ‘Mrs. Cossack’.
‘I was moved in a bulletproof land cruiser, with my arms chained, in an orange jumpsuit, like Guantanamo Bay, and my legs were chained. It was actually outrageous,’ he told the crowd of about 100.
Boikov and his wife Ekaterina are pictured at a pro-Russia rally in March this year
He then claimed many of those incarcerated with him were there because of Covid-19 rules.
‘In the prisons, there were a lot of blokes in there because of the mandates, because of the restrictions, because of the failures of government policy.’
His rambling speech included references to watching Harry Potter while in jail and a supposed quote from Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten, also known as John Lydon.
‘John Lydon said it. The people now that are enforcing tyranny, the people now that are ruining Australian values, taking away freedoms, there should be special prisons built for them,’ he said.
There is no record of John Lydon ever commenting on Australian values.
The investigation into the scuffle at Tuesday’s protest is ongoing, which Mr. Boikov is assisting.
Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia no charges have been laid as of 8 pm Tuesday.
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