Is the use of physical force against a woman justified?
Did a Shorten thug assault a protester? Why isn’t the media covering it?
Yesterday, Shorten was doing an announcement and a young climate change protester walked up along side him to hold up a banner.
She didn’t scream and carry on, or threaten Shorten physically at all.
If she did, one of the half-dozen Australian Federal Police following the Labor leader around would have jumped on her.
They didn’t get the chance.
Former Fairfax photographer Andrew Meares jumped up, grabbed her, and forcefully walked her away.
Meares left Fairfax 18 months ago and now works for Shorten as an advisor – on his personal staff.
So a Labor Party staffer drags a protester away, not the police, and the media says nothing.
Some reporters even praised his efforts.
Here’s the questions : is this assault? Would they have turned a blind eye to the action if the political staffer worked for Scott Morrison?
Thanks to one of our great anonymous sources for the tip.