A screen grab of an AFP officer at the Survival Day protests in Canberra.
NATIONAL: New footage showing a police overreaction at the Survival Day protests in Canberra has been released.
Aboriginal Tent Embassy supporters converged on the nearby Lobby Restaurant on January 26th after hearing Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s comments that the embassy should move on from the events of the past.
It’s since emerged that Tent Embassy supporters were informed Mr Abbott was at the nearby restaurant by ACT unions official Kim Sattler, who was called by Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s press secretary Tony Hodges.
The rally at the restaurant followed a peaceful protest through the heart of Canberra which attracted nearly 2000 people.