During a live morning news announcer in the “Sunrise” program in Australia on Tuesday, police were spotted using their shields to clear Channel 7 News US reporter Amelia Brace and photojournalist Tim Myers from the scene. The Australian outlet is a member of CNN.
The country’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, said that Morrisons “contacted the Australian Embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday to investigate the problematic event and make more recommendations on the Australian government’s concern.”
“I want to get more advice on how to record Australia’s strong concerns with responsible local authorities in Washington,” Payne said in an interview with ABC Radio National on Tuesday.
“The Amelia and Channel 7 team reached Tim and checked their well-being through Australian embassy and Channel 7,” the Australian Foreign and Trade Ministry said.
“We are committed to our commitment to protect journalists and ensure equal justice for everyone under the law,” he said.
According to the media watcher, at least 20 journalists were arrested. CNN’s Omar Jimenez and crew members were clearly detained by the police during a live broadcast on the protests site in Minneapolis last week, although he clearly identified himself as a journalist.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is investigating the alleged attack by a Wall Street Journal reporter, covering protests by members of the New York Police Department.
In an interview with “Sunrise” following the incident in Washington DC, Brace said, “We regrouped that we are not too bad. In fact, the tear gas that affects you the most is very difficult to continue talking in this case.”
Brace said that he and Myers were both shot with rubber bullets.
“There was no escape at that moment, [National Guard] The police behind us come in very quickly, we have nowhere to go, “Brace added.
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