Journalists caught inside sydney army base during protest over deaths of Indigenous prisoners and police, say Australian soldiers are using violence to’make the point’
Australian soldiers are allegedly using force to make the point that Aboriginal people were killed by police during a protest in Sydney’s south-west, police are alleged to have said.
Police sources say Australian soldiers were filmed entering an army base during a violent sit-in on Sunday and were filmed kicking back while they stood outside the base.
Australian Federal Police are said to have asked the Army to take down some of the videos they captured.
After the sit-in the Australian Federal Police released a statement saying it was “alarmed” at the footage, but said they are “confident the situation has now come to an end”.
But a former soldier told the ABC his account was false and an assertion that officers are assaulting people had been put forward.
One of the soldiers on the scene described the footage as the “worst thing ever” he has seen in a war zone.
A police source is reported to have confirmed the footage showed one woman being dragged out of her car, being hit with a rubber baton, and later being pushed onto a nearby road.
Police say three people had been arrested after the protests took place, but the Army denies this, saying only “two” people were arrested.
A former police chief of the New South Wales metropolitan area confirmed to th바카라사이트e ABC that people had been injured and one woman had to be taken to hospital.
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