Avi Yemini was covering the Melbourne protests for Rebel News on Saturday
Police commander ordered him arrested as he did a piece to camera
Cautioned him for ‘hindering’ police even though lots of media were nearby
Reporters for 7 and 9 later seen saying they too were threatened with arrest
Daniel Andrews’ emergency powers for police are widely criticised as excessive
By NIC WHITE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 01:27 EDT, 8 September 2020 | UPDATED: 03:13 EDT, 8 September 2020
Right-wing commentator Avi Yemini was thrown to the ground by police and arrested as he covered the anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne.
Yemini, 34, was reporting for fringe U.S. media outlet Rebel News and doing a piece to camera in Albert Park on Saturday as police clashed with protesters.
As he was recounting the day’s events, a police commander suddenly pointed him out and ordered officers to arrest him.
‘This bloke here is not here for any purposeful reason, I want him under arrest right now,’ the officer, a superintendent, said while grabbing his microphone.
The liberal world order will not be kind. As the tentacles grow, it will downright evil. In other police states reporters join the ranks of the disappeared. You see the hate rhetoric in the corporate approved media here even though they are abused by totalitarian states too.