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Pauline Hanson Wants Police To Start Using Cattle Prods To Get Rid Of Climate Change Protestors

Pauline Hanson Wants Police To Start Using Cattle Prods To Get Rid Of Climate Change Protestors

In Australia, people have a right to free speech and a right to peacefully demonstrate in public, as long as it doesn't get in the way of any rules.

There have been a whole host of notable protests that have grabbed headlines across Australia this year. Whether it's been people demonstrating against climate change or farming practices, they've shut down major roads in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and even been arrested in their dozens.

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Some of the protests involve a gathering of people moving from point A to point B, others involve chaining themselves to machinery and others lay on the ground and refuse to move.

Climate protest in the UK. Credit: PA
Climate protest in the UK. Credit: PA

They all take up a lot of police time because they have to manage the crowd and step in when laws are broken. But One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has devised a way to get those protestors out of the way.

She's uploaded a video to Twitter, where she has advocated the use of a cattle prod to getting people to move from their position.

The Aussie politician, who has over the past few years cried that Australians are losing their free speech and can't say anything because of political correctness, is wanting to shut down free speech through violence.

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Her Twitter video was in response to a Courier Mail article that reported environmental group Extinction Rebellion was considering trying to shut down Brisbane Airport for their next protest.

A member posted in a South-East Queensland group: "I am horrified looking at news from Hong Kong but am also fascinated by the methods and tactics used by the protesters there. It may be worth looking at how they are protesting and adapting some of these to local conditions?

"Imagine however the disruption if say someone was to temporarily disable the boom gates at the parking station

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

That has riled up Pauline Hanson to the point that she wouldn't stop at inflicting painful violence on protestors who tried that.

"You know I reckon there's a solution, let's use one of these on them. I think they'll soon move. Maybe we should give the idea to [Premier] Annastacia Palaszczuk and see if she's got the guts to give it to the police to start using these," Ms Hanson said.

While cattle prods differ from make to make, these things can do some serious damage and even burn human flesh.

So, it's interesting that Ms Hanson is actively advocating for people to be seriously harmed if they're not acting aggressively.

Featured Image Credit: Pauline Hanson

Topics: News, Australia, politics

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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