AN AUSTRALIAN Journalist who was falsely arrested by Cops as he was covering an anti-Lockdown protest in Melbourne is taking legal action against Victoria Police.
Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini was nicked over a week ago, the footage shocked the world amid the rise of the Authoritarian state in the supposedly free-West.
Avi said: “I was reporting the news from a peaceful protest in Melbourne, Australia, the most locked-down city in the world.”
“I had all of my permits and papers in order and I had even been inspected and approved by a roadside police checkpoint.”
“I was reporting on an anti-lockdown protest by Australian citizens fed up with China-style infringements on their civil liberties. I wasn’t there to protest — I was there to report, with my camera crew. We were standing with other journalists and I was clearly holding my Rebel News microphone.”
“Suddenly, a police commander walked up to me, jabbed me in the chest, and ordered his troops to arrest me. You’ve probably seen the video — I was picked up, smashed to the ground and arrested, and led away in handcuffs.”
“For no reason whatsoever.”
“I was later grudgingly released by police without charges. But incredibly, late that same night, police came to my family home to threaten me — to tell me I had been put on a “list”, and that police were watching me.”
This really is like China, isn’t it?
Avi has now vowed to fight back. The Aussie journalist told Politicalite “Well, today I’m fighting back. Not just for my own rights and safety, but for that of all Australians.”
“Today I’ve taken the Australian state of Victoria to the Supreme Court — the highest court in the state. In a 9-page Statement of Claim, my civil liberties lawyers outline the illegal misconduct of the police.”