CNN member Kanal 7 news attacked Australian journalists on Monday, riot police in Washington, DC, and asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate the “annoying incident”.
During a live morning newspaper on the Sunrise program on Tuesday, Australia, the riot police, using their shields, removed 7NEWS US reporter Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers from the scene.
The video shows that the rebel police shot Myers and punched his camera, another officer then led the couple, who was leaning against the wall, to move before he started shooting Brace with a truncheon.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that Morrison contacted the Australian Embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday, instructing them to investigate the ‘disturbing’ incident and to give more advice to the Australian government to register their concern.
“I want more advice on how to record Australia’s strong concerns with the responsible local authorities in Washington,” Payne said in an interview with Radio National on Tuesday.
“The Amelia and Channel Seven team reached Tim to check their well-being through the Australian embassy and Channel Seven,” the Australian Foreign and Trade Ministry said.
In an interview with Sunrise on Tuesday morning after the incident, Brace said to the anchors “we have gathered again, we’re not too bad.”
“In fact, the tear gas that affects you the most is hard to keep talking in this situation. But yes we have a little pain, also I managed to get a rubber bullet in the back, and Tim got one from the back So there will be a few bruises tomorrow, but we feel completely safe.” said.
“There was no escape at that moment, there was a guard behind the back so that the police could get in very quickly.”