Victoria, Australia (8pm curfew, 1hr allowed outside): police knock a man down with their car, and stomp on his head. He's now in a coma.
— Melbourne Prisoner ?? (@melbprisoner) September 14, 2020
“Because protesting is not only selfish, its stupid”, said about a man who was hit by a police car and then stomped on the head by police.
A father-of-three with bipolar disorder is in a coma after being rammed by a police car and apparently stomped in the head during a brutal arrest in Melbourne.
The roof plumber, 32, is being treated in an intensive care unit following the disturbing incident at Epping, in the city’s north, on Sunday afternoon.
Relatives said the tradesman had been seeking psychiatric treatment at the Northern Hospital but fled after failing to secure himself a bed, leading to police being called.
Outraged bystanders filmed the man’s arrest, with new footage showing the runaway patient flying forward after being hit by a police car shortly after 4pm.
Video filmed afterwards captures officers pinning the man to the ground and appearing to kick him.
Eyewitnesses Jake Edwards and his partner George Michael were driving down Cooper St when they stopped and filmed the shocking incident.