We have a problem in this country: The elite is untouchable, sacred. Everything and everybody else is fair game.
Yesterday Victorian Police limited itself to brutalising climate change protesters (other State police have manhandled old men and strip-searched teenage girls, presumably because they could carry WMDs in their vaginas). Today they decided that journalists, including a Chanel Seven reporter, were also a legitimate target. After all, they capture in images scenes Victorian Police don't want the public to see:
Incredible. I was obeying their direction to move to another area. I’m stunned. https://t.co/YsZDIjc9jO— Paul Dowsley (@pauldowsley7) October 30, 2019
Vic police pushing journo @pauldowsley7 at #IMARCBlockade @australian pic.twitter.com/fJRPBo5YDi— Tessa Akerman (@TessaAkerman) October 30, 2019
Today I was reporting on #IMARC for @FarragoMagazine. I was not involved in the blockade, just a student journalist peacefully observing. Yet I was still pepper sprayed by police. This police brutality MUST end. @VictoriaPolice pic.twitter.com/CAwufSQGyJ— Ailish Hallinan (@AilishHallinan) October 29, 2019