The Exchange: A Citizen and a State Agent in Victoria, Australia

Source: Libertarian Institute
by Kym Robinson

“Footage of police violence and the tantrums of the mob during the recent lockdown protests, not just in the Australian state of Victoria but the world over, depict a division between the powerful armed professionals of the government and the angry rage from some parts of the citizenry. The narrative can suit ones own partisan bias, media habits, and how much the lockdown has influenced you. Captured recently was an interaction between police and the citizen dissenters. It is a human moment. Behind the dark military armor, the helmet, and the badge lurks a man. Alongside him an almost naked by comparison protester, a lowly citizen. The phone camera is on, it shakes and captures the interaction with as much uncertainty as those that it records.” (10/05/21)