Shocking moment Seven news reporter is being pushed around by the police as tensions overflow during anti-coal protest in Melbourne
- Hundreds of activists went to the convention and exhibition center in Melbourne
- The protests were intended to prevent delegates from participating in a mine conference
- It took a violent turn when Seven News reporter Paul Dowsley was pushed by the police
Police saw Seven News reporter Paul Dowsley wandering in a rough exchange during fleeting protests in Melbourne.
Hundreds of climate change demonstrators tried to prevent delegates from entering the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).
Police and protesters collided outside the conference on Wednesday when violent scenes broke out around the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center around 12.30.
Protests in Melbourne have taken a chaotic turn on Wednesday, protesters are trying to stop the members of the conference The International Mining and Resources Conference
Seven news reporter Paul Dowsley became entangled in the chaos when images were posted on Twitter and showed him that he was being pushed by police officers.
The video shows him trying to get into the protest while female officers push him before he pulls on his clothing to prevent him from entering the protest.
Ugly scenes burst out outside the global mining conference, while police attacked and protesters were hit with pepper spray.
Protesters even got stuck on the floor outside the conference on the second day of action.
A dozen activists were arrested on Wednesday, the majority for deliberately blocking a rescuer, because they blocked access, also through handicapped ramps.
Two people who had stuck to a ramp of a parking garage were removed, while another woman who stuck to a handrail & # 39; the police said.
& # 39; Although we respect the rights of people to protest peacefully, the unlawful action being taken today is a police burden from all over Melbourne, & # 39; says a police statement, which states that all officers' actions were in line with the training.
Police and protesters collided outside of the conference on Wednesday when violent scenes broke out around 12.30 (photo)
An unnamed protester said she was told to go back before the police & # 39; wild & # 39; became.
& # 39; My friend was arrested, I got pepper spray, it was crazy & # 39 ;, she told 3AW.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has supported the police to bring order to the protest.
& # 39; I will always support the right of every Victorian, if they want, to protest peacefully. But there is a big difference between peaceful protest and what we saw yesterday and possibly today, & he said during parliamentary question time.
It comes after hundreds of police and demonstrators collided outside of the conference on Tuesday, with four officers being injured and one demonstrator lying in the hospital with leg wounds.
Ugly scenes burst out outside the global mining conference, while police were busy and protesters were hit with pepper spray
Nearly 50 people were arrested on Tuesday and the police continue to dedicate hundreds of officers to the protest while the conference continues until Thursday.
Victorian opposition leader Michael O & # 39; Brien supported the police trying to ensure that these ferals cannot prevent people from doing their legal business in this state & # 39 ;.
Conference organizers maintain that the & # 39; business as usual & # 39; was at the center and protests had not disrupted the meeting, which will attract around 7,000 delegates from more than 100 countries.
Delegates heard about industry commitments to prioritize ethical sourcing and achieve the goals of climate change, the organizers said, accusing demonstrators of being misdirected in targeting the conference.
. (tagsToTranslate) dailymail (t) news (t) Climate change and global warming (t) Melbourne