A defiant Cr Doyle last night told The Saturday Age the protesters were ”arrogant liars” who had deceived police when they told them earlier in the week that they would move peacefully if required to.
He labelled the protests the most pointless he’s seen in Melbourne. ”Looking at the anger and violence on the faces of the protesters [it was clear] a number of them simply wanted to fight police.”
He said the protesters’ ”little self-indulgent moment in the sunshine”, had disrupted dozens of businesses and forced the cancellation of an awards ceremony at the Town Hall to acknowledge schools that had helped fight poverty.
”In the name of acting for the little people and the battlers, they have prevented the very people they purport to represent from being celebrated.”
Police attack on young girl – OCCUPY MELBOURNE from aphrodite.ff on Vimeo.
This girl was linking arms with me while we were being physically pushed by riot police up Russell St. One police officer, totally unprovoked, grabbed her by the neck, strangling her and put her in a headlock, before pushing her to the ground and dragging her by her legs, scraping her face. While she was screaming in terror and struggling to get away, he dragged her back and put his body over hers. This was the only footage i managed to get.
*On the plus side, Immortal Technique is gonna send reinforcements.