Queensland police say a video in which an officer appears to assault a refugee protester at a Brisbane rally on Sunday makes the incident “appear far worse than it is”.
- A protester has described watching an officer sprint up to the man before hitting him
- Acting Assistant Commissioner Brian Conners says the officer’s actions were “appropriate”
- He says police have reviewed video of the incident taken from multiple angles
Tensions between police and activists have been building over a series of protests against the ongoing detention of refugees and asylum seekers at a hotel in the Brisbane suburb of Kangaroo Point.
Protesters provided the ABC with video of what some activists believed was a police officer hitting an older man without…