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Arrest over media confrontation at Anning press conference

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A man has been arrested after a fight broke out following a Fraser Anning press conference in Sydney’s south.

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A News Corp Australia photographer had his t-shirt ripped during the confrontation involving a 19-year-old man now being quizzed by police.

Senator Anning was in Cronulla today to announce the Conservative National Party candidate for the prime minister’s seat of Cook and part of his party’s NSW ticket for the Senate.

After the mid-morning press conference, the 19-year-old man allegedly levelled sexist and abusive comments at News journalist Eliza Barr.

Photographer Dylan Robinson followed him and attempted to take his photo before the young man pushed the camera away and allegedly lashed out at Robinson.

Video footage shows the 19-year-old hitting the photographer in the face several times. The latter’s shirt was ripped before the pair was separated.

NSW Police detain a man after a confrontation with a photographer following a press conference with Senator Fraser Anning. Photo: Joel Carrett / AAP

Senator Anning was not in the vicinity and waiting on the opposite side of the park.

Officers were quickly on scene and the man was arrested and taken away for questioning.

-AAP

 

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