Stood down: Paramedic Sally-Ann John marched in Sydney's anti-lockdown rally and livestreamed her appearance at the demonstration on TikTok - and has now been suspended from her job

Stood down: Paramedic Sally-Ann John marched in Sydney's anti-lockdown rally and livestreamed her appearance at the demonstration on TikTok - and has now been suspended from her job

Stood down: Paramedic Sally-Ann John marched in Sydney’s anti-lockdown rally and livestreamed her appearance at the demonstration on TikTok – and has now been suspended from her job

A paramedic has been suspended for marching in Sydney’s illegal anti-lockdown protest while livestreaming a video of herself spewing falsehoods about vaccines.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal Sally-Ann John, 52, has been stood down from NSW Ambulance after posting a TikTok video of herself marching down George St on July 24.

The Kemps Creek woman, who calls herself ‘Ambo Sal’, was among at least 3,500 protesters who participated in the illegal demonstration – broadcasting a running commentary of the violent protest. 

In her broadcast the paramedic – who until recently worked out of the Covid hotspot of Liverpool – wrongly claimed coronavirus jabs ‘aren’t even vaccines’ and slammed viewers who believe the science behind them as ‘sheep.’  

Her conduct sparked a flurry of calls for her to be sacked and on Tuesday a NSW Ambulance spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Ms John had been stood down. 

‘NSW Ambulance has suspended a paramedic who attended a protest in Sydney on Saturday 24 July in breach of the current COVID-19 public health orders,’ the official said.

About 3,500 people protested against lockdowns in the Sydney CBD the Saturday before last – actions which left NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian ‘disgusted’

‘A police investigation into the matter is ongoing and it has also been referred to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Paramedicine Council of NSW.’

The Ambulance spokesman said the agency doesn’t usually comment on staff matters but had made an exception in this case ‘to maintain the public’s confidence in the paramedics who continue to provide world class care to the people of NSW.’   

Ms John’s actions alarmed her colleagues and have already resulted in a $1,000 penalty infringement notice from NSW Police. 

During her broadcast Ms John was inundated with comments demanding she go home, to which she responded: ‘F*** you and your comments.’

‘All you people saying go home – you’ve got no idea, you’ve been brainwashed, youse are all brainwashed.

‘All you sheep who like to lap it up – ‘oooh I’m going to get my vaccine’. Yeaaaah riiiiiiiiight. It’s not even a vaccine. Should do your research.’ 

Case numbers in NSW: The state reported 199 new cases on Tuesday, August 3 - but figures remain stubbornly in the hundreds despite five weeks of lockdown

Case numbers in NSW: The state reported 199 new cases on Tuesday, August 3 - but figures remain stubbornly in the hundreds despite five weeks of lockdown

Case numbers in NSW: The state reported 199 new cases on Tuesday, August 3 – but figures remain stubbornly in the hundreds despite five weeks of lockdown

By the numbers: NSW Health figures show the vast majority of active Covid cases are unvaccinated

By the numbers: NSW Health figures show the vast majority of active Covid cases are unvaccinated

By the numbers: NSW Health figures show the vast majority of active Covid cases are unvaccinated

Ms John, who called herself 'Ambo Sal' online, is being investigated by police and has been referred to the health regulator and Paramedicine Council

Ms John, who called herself 'Ambo Sal' online, is being investigated by police and has been referred to the health regulator and Paramedicine Council

Ms John, who called herself ‘Ambo Sal’ online, is being investigated by police and has been referred to the health regulator and Paramedicine Council 

A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed Ms John has been spoken to by officers in the wake of the rally and had been hit with a $1,000 fine.  

Police have assigned 22 detectives to Strike Force Seasoned to identify people who attended the protest march. 

CrimeStoppers has been inundated with 15,000 tips since the investigation opened a little more than a week ago.

Fears of repeat protest this past weekend didn’t eventuate. 

Ms John deactivated her social media accounts in the wake of the backlash.

She couldn’t be reached for comment. 

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