Pauline Hanson Suspended From Twitter For Saying Cattle Prods Should Be Used Against Climate Change Protestors
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she has been suspended from Twitter for suggesting cattle prods be used to get climate change protestors to move.
The politician uploaded a screenshot from Twitter admins, who have said the suggestion violates their terms and conditions against abuse and harassment.
Her page appears to have been reinstated, but the move from one of the biggest social media platforms has angered Hanson.
She's released a statement saying: "I don't see how my tweet was somehow offensive and potentially harmful, if those tweets wishing I'd fall of Uluru are not.
"This is just a concerted effort by the left to once again push for the censorship of conservative politicians and commentators, but I won't be silenced and I will keep working for the good of all Australians."
It's all because she uploaded a video on Twitter and Facebook, saying she was shocked by claims by climate change protestors that they wanted to shut down Brisbane airport in the same way as demonstrators in Hong Kong.
To show how seriously she took the issue, she suggested cattle prods, which can burn human skin, be given to police to move people out of the way.
"When the farmers have trouble getting the cattle up off the floor of the trucks, or in the cattle yards, they just touch them with this and they'll soon move; it doesn't matter how big the beast are, they will move with this," Senator Hanson said.
"Well, recently, we've had all the protestors in Brisbane, lying on the streets, gluing themselves. And what about the protestors now? They want to go to the airports, stop the traffic at the airports.
"How about you? How about if you need to get through the traffic, maybe take a loved one to hospital, or desperately need to get to your job, or something's happening, and the protestors are there? You know what I reckon the solution. Let's use one of these on them. I think they'll soon move.
"Let's give the idea to Annastacia Palaszczuk; see if she's actually got the guts to give it to the police to actually start using these. I would."
Ms Hanson recently went to Uluru where she met with Aboriginal elders and said she was keen to climb the rock. She ended up pulling out of the stunt because of 'safety' concerns and says all the comments about her falling off an dying should be singled out by Twitter as well.
Featured Image Credit: Pauline Hanson