Stunning second veteran Seven Information reporter is SPAT on and attacked by hooded protesters – and media doused with ‘bottles of urine’ – throughout anti-vax tradie rally in Melbourne
Veteran TV newsman Paul Dowsley says he has been spat on, attacked and sprayed with urine in ugly scenes on the tradies’ protest rally in Melbourne on Tuesday.
The 7News reporter was reporting from the scene of the protest when he was jumped by one demonstrator who grabbed him across the neck.
He was additionally stated to have been doused in urine, together with in his mouth, when open bottles had been thrown at him in one other separate disgusting assault.
‘My colleague myself and I are coated in what I perceive to be urine,’ he revealed stay on air as he described how he had been attacked whereas masking the protest.
‘To place it calmly, I’m not a fighter, I’ve by no means thrown a punch in my life, so in these conditions I believed I’d be fast to make a transfer.
The 7News reporter was reporting from the scene of the protest when he got here beneath fireplace from a few of the demonstrators, (pictured right here)
‘However that man got here in to my facet in a short time – I did my greatest to get out of what felt like a headlock.
‘My colleague Rick who was standing on a seat attempting to get an elevated shot, jumped down along with his digital camera and got here to my help.
‘Another individuals got here in and tried break it up – they did attempt to defuse it.
‘I’ll give credit score to some protesters who stopped within the minutes after to verify I used to be OK and one made a degree of telling me that’s not what they had been about.
‘He was disgusted by any assault like that on media.’
Veteran TV newsman Paul Dowsley (pictured) says he has been spat on, attacked and sprayed with urine in ugly scenes on the tradies’ protest rally in Melbourne on Tuesday
The assault got here as lots of of anti-vaxxer protesters have marched to Victoria’s state parliament in chaotic scenes on the streets of Melbourne.
Protesters first gathered outdoors CFMEU’s boarded-up union head workplace on Tuesday morning, solely a day after the constructing was badly broken in violent demonstrations on Monday.
Demonstrators chanted ‘f**okay the jab’ and sung Advance Australia Truthful as they made their method up Victoria Road within the metropolis’s CBD in the direction of state parliament.
Tensions threatened to boil over about 11am with protesters lighting flares and a bottle being tossed in the direction of police.