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Update: From the Herald Sun:
THE Ethical Standards Department is investigating a physical assault complaint over an incident in which police stripped an Occupy Melbourne protester down to her underwear.
Victoria Police released a statement this evening revealing the Ethical Standards Department was investigating the incident after receiving a complaint.
''The Ethical Standards Department has subsequently received a physical assault complaint in relation to this incident and is investigating. As this investigation is ongoing we will not be commenting further.''
Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, in Melbourne, Australia several police officers approached a female "Occupy" demonstrator who was "wearing" a small tent. Video captured on a cell phone and posted to Youtube shows an officer demanding that the demonstrator remove the tent. She refused, saying that the tent was her clothing.
Upon this refusal, the police officers began cutting and tearing the tent away from the demonstrator, even though the young woman made the officers aware that she wore only her bra and panties underneath. This action involved the use of considerable force and continued despite the demonstrator’s refusal to consent to the forcible disrobing.
Once the tent was stripped away, the demonstrator was left in only her underwear, and in full public view.
A video of Occupy Melbourne protesters recently went viral when protesters decided to launch a protest that mocked a ruling forbidding camping in the parks. Spotting tents in the park, police moved in to break up the encampment only to find the protesters were "wearing" the tents and began to run and laugh at the surprised officers who seemed to find it all amusing as well.
The female protester finds what appears to be a protest banner to cover herself in, and then tries to speak to police about filing charges and requests help as a victim of sexual assault. The officers smile, laugh, and refuse to take a complaint or call an ambulance for the woman. The video of this follows...