Melbourne Jewish man assaulted then accused of breaching the peace by police

February 23, 2024 by J-Wire News Service
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An Australian Jew attending a Melbourne council meeting was assaulted by pro-Palestine protesters and then removed from the area by police, sparking questions about antisemitism and police intervention.

Mark insists he held no intention to provoke the crowd. He arrived with a valid ticket and was attempting to enter the meeting when he encountered a group of Palestinian demonstrators blocking the entrance.

He denies claims that he and his companions waved Israeli flags, insisting they were trying to access the meeting.

According to Mark and corroborating footage, the demonstrators physically assaulted him and his friend Yaacov while police allegedly stood by without intervening on his behalf.

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Mark requested police apprehend his attackers; they instead dragged him away and banned him from Melbourne City for 24 hours.

Victoria Police say that Mark and his companion were removed for their own safety as they ‘lacked valid tickets’ and remarkably claimed that no assault was reported at the time.

Mark (and the footage) vehemently disputes this, stating he showed his ticket and that the assault was clearly visible.

The incident has ignited controversy, raising concerns about rising antisemitism and the adequacy of police response.

Report from Avi Yemini – Rebel News



4 Responses to “Melbourne Jewish man assaulted then accused of breaching the peace by police”
  1. Les Wright says:

    This is happening in England where intimidation and physical assaults are ignored, but if anyone should even wave a Union Jack or Israel flag they are threatened with arrest. Parliament had the From the River slogan put on Big Ben and police said that it was perfectly legal.

  2. Steven Joshua Enoch says:

    Surely the Vic police have to explain their actions (lack of) against the instigators of the violence, in this and this video calls their miss actions into question. should they not have a responsibility to allow ticket holders a safe passage to enter the meeting instead of man handling and threats of arrest against innocent. I assume this is being referred to Vic minister of police and premier.

    • Eddie says:

      I was there before this happened and a protester wearing a red checkered Keffiyeh gave us the finger then threw a water bottle at us.
      Police saw and did nothing, I tried to point her out to them as she went bsck into the crowed so they just blocked me, I asked – aren’t you going to do something about it? They said no.

  3. Bella says:

    Each bullying, corrupt cops in the video should be dismissed. In totally unrelated incidents, I have twice dealt with such self satisfied power wielding thugs in the police force and they MUST be reported immediately or they get worse, self satisfied with their power. With video evidence there is no way out for them

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