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In this video the tent wearer is forcibly disrobed in public to remove the tent. They pull her hair and rip away the tent that she was using as clothing. Instead of covering the now practicality nude young lady they take the tent and walk away.

This morning at 8:45am a peaceful Occupy Melbourne Protester was violently stripped of her protest costume and disgarded on the ground in her bra and panties. The individual in question was part of the Occupy Melbourne protest and was dressed in a protest costume made from a converted tent. The significance of the costume was to hightlight restrictions placed on protesters staging a 24/7 protest in Flagstaff Gardens.
The protester was surrounded by at least 4 Melbourne City Council officers and 8 Victorian police officers
Her movement was restricted by the formation of officers surrounding her and she was subsequently restrained as officers proceeded with aggressively removing her costume. At each stage she declared that she did not consent or feel comfortable with the actions of the council and police officers, stating that this was a sexual assault."This is not consensual'
Her requests and declarations were ignored as officers continued to rip and jossle her costume and person. A knife was requested and used by MCC Officers as the Protest Costume was cut from her body. The remaining severed costume was violently torn from her body while the protester herself was disgarded, semi-naked and crying on the ground as Vic police and MCC officers walked away with the costume.NO EFFORT was made to assess her health or welling after the incident.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2pm, TUESDAY, 6th DECEMBER, 2011
“Occupy Melbourne woman stripped in public by Police ”

This morning at 8:45am a peaceful Occupy Melbourne Protester was forcibly stripped of her protest costume and discarded on the ground in her underwear in public.

The individual in question was part of the Occupy Melbourne protest and was dressed in a protest costume made from a converted tent. The significance of the costume was to highlight restrictions placed on protesters staging a 24/7 protest in Flagstaff Gardens.

The protester was surrounded by at least 4 Melbourne City Council officers and 8 Victorian police officers. Her movement was restricted by the formation of officers surrounding her and she was subsequently restrained as officers proceeded to aggressively removing her costume.

At each stage she declared that she did not consent or feel comfortable with the actions of the council and police officers, stating that this was a sexual assault. “This is not consensual”, She said while the costume was being removed

Her requests and declarations were ignored as officers continued to rip and jostle her costume and person. A knife was requested and used by MCC Officers as the Protest Costume was cut from her body with blades. The remaining severed costume was violently torn from her body while the protester herself was choked, then discarded, semi-naked and crying on the ground as Vic police and MCC officers walked away with the costume.

No effort was made to assess her health or wellbeing after the incident nor conceal her disrobed body.

“How would you would feel if this was your daughter standing up for her civil and democratic rights?” asked media team member Sam Castro.

Media Contact: Sam – 0429 569 289

Media Contact: Tal – 0421 652 642

Links:

Viral tent monster hit:
http://www.youtube.com/...

Tent monster video featuring Sarah: http://www.youtube.com/...

Video of the attack:
http://www.youtube.com/...

Extended account of events: http://www.youtube.com/...

H/T to Azubia:

Victoria Police Complaint Form

The Police Conduct Unit (Complaints and Compliments) of the Ethical Standards Department can be contacted at Level 2 Tower 4, 637 Flinders Street Docklands 3008, or by telephoning 1300 363 101, or facsimile 9247 3498 or by email at - ethical.standards@police.vic.gov.au

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 06:40 PM PST.

Also republished by Protest Music.

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