Police were seen using their salons during a live morning newscast on the “Sunrise” program in Australia on Tuesday, with Channel News’ U.S. correspondent Amelia Brace and photojournalist Tim Myers from the scene. The Australian outlet is a CNN approved il
The country’s foreign minister, Mary Payne, said Morrison had contacted the Australian embassy in Washington DC on Tuesday and instructed them to investigate the incident and give further advice on how to register the Australian government’s concerns. “
Payne added in an interview with ABC Radio National on Tuesday that “I would like more advice on how we are going to report Australia’s strong concerns to the responsible local authorities in Washington.”
Payne said the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade “has reached out to Amelia and the Channel 7 team, to check their well-being through the embassy in Australia and through Channel One.”
“We remain committed to protecting journalists and ensuring equal justice for all under the law,” he added.
Media Watchdog reports that at least 20 journalists have been arrested. CNN’s Omar Jimenez and his crew members were taken into police custody during a live broadcast at a protest site in Minneapolis last week, although he clearly identified himself as a journalist.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is investigating the alleged attack on a Wall Street Journal reporter covering protests by members of the New York Police Department.
In an interview with Sunrise after the incident in Washington DC, Brace said, “We’re not too bad to reorganize. In fact, tear gas is what got you the most. It’s hard to keep talking in this situation.”
Brace said he and Myers were both shot with rubber bullets.
“There was no relief at the moment, we had [National Guard] The police behind us were so fast that there was nowhere else to go, ”Brass added.