Australia to Investigate US Police Assault on Aussie Reporters

(TELESUR) – A reporter and cameraman were attacked while covering protests against police brutality in Washington D.C.

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne Tuesday confirmed that her country will investigate the police assault against two Australian journalists who were covering the George Floyd protests in Washington D.C.

“Our embassy in the United States will approach the relevant authorities, and Channel Seven will also provide us with their views on how they wish to deal with it,” Payne explained.

On Monday, journalist Amelia Brace and cameraman Tim Myers were broadcasting the protests live when they were assaulted by the police officers who were trying to evict people from the area near the White House.

The Aussie minister noted that the incident is a “very serious matter” and that it caused serious concern.

“We always support the right of people to peaceful protests,” Payne said, adding that “we encourage all involved on both sides to exercise constraint and avoid violence.”

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