Update: Even worse images have come to light.
#BREAKING New video shows police drive into a man in Epping before an officer stomped on his head during his arrest yesterday. The man, 32, was unarmed and was earlier at Northern Hospital for mental health help but police say he was aggressive and assaulted an officer. pic.twitter.com/RpzPW8Acyl
— Paul Dowsley (@paul_dowsley) September 14, 2020
Of course by now we’ve all seen this footage.
Well the story gets worse:
The father of a mentally ill man who was stomped on the head by police while being arrested at Epping says his son is now in a coma as a result of the incident.
Then … I wonder why the Police arrested these two?
Update from Rebekah:
I’m the girl in the blue top!
I was at the protest on Sunday. I was a little late because I was trying to meet up with my friend beforehand and we were having some trouble finding each other. Then we were having trouble finding the protest as they were walking around the streets by then. We finally caught up with them on Elizabeth street and joined in.
Everything was great for awhile. I heard someone say that there was another group walking on William street and we were going to meet up with them. The next thing I knew everyone was running for their lives. I didn’t turn around, but I assumed the police were chasing us.
Everyone headed back towards the market, there was a sea of police. The mounted police tried to block our path. My friend charged through them with his bike and I slipped past through the other side. He told me later that the horse very narrowly missed me and squashed a girl behind me.
Now separated from my friend, I ran a little way until I got to a corner and casually walked around it with some others. The black uniforms stopped us. They sent us back and rounded us up into a group of about 20, forming a wall around us. They made us wait there for a long time in the boiling sun and then told us we were all under arrest.
They eventually began to take us away one by one, 5 coming for us at a time. Those who had signs, had them ripped from their hand and thrown forcefully to the ground with utter disdain.
I went peacefully when they came for me, they handed me over to two Victoria policemen who were actually quite pleasant to me. I gave them my licence and they gave me a fine and told me to go home, which I would have by then in any case.
Everyone at the protest was lovely and peaceful, I had the best time.
Experiencing such a force against nice, normal, everyday Australians was terrifying and it should terrify everyone. I got off fine and unscathed this time, but this is just the beginning. I can see things getting a darn side worse very quickly.
Fasten your seatbelts, we’re in for a bumpy ride!