Australian reporters on CNN’s authorized Channel News news in Washington DC on Monday attacked riot police, urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate the “alarming incident”.
During a live morning newscast on the Sunrise program in Australia on Tuesday, riot police used their shells to clear N Second U.S. correspondent Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers from the scene.
In the video, riot police beat Myers and punch his camera, while another officer then pushes Brace with a stick and instructs the pair, who are stuck in front of the wall, to move on before they appear.
Australian Foreign Minister Maris Payne said Morrison had contacted the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC on Tuesday and instructed them to investigate the “worrying” incident and give further advice on how to register the Australian government’s concerns. “
Payne added in an interview with Radio National on Tuesday that “I would like to get more advice from the responsible local authorities in Washington on how we are going to report Australia’s strong concerns.”
Payne said the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade “has reached out to Amelia and the Channel Seven team, here in Australia to check their well-being through the embassy and Channel Seven,” Payne said.
In an interview with Sunrise after the incident, Brace told the anchors on Tuesday morning that “we’re teaming up again, we’re not too bad.”
“It’s very difficult to keep talking in the situation where the tear gas gives you the most. But yes we got some pain. I also got a rubber bullet in the back and the team got one in the back of the neck. Feeling perfectly safe, ”he said.
“There was no escape at the moment. There was a Nat guard behind us that the police were coming so fast. We had nowhere else to go.”