Hardcore Till I Die music festival is making headlines for all the wrong reasons as a violent — and now viral — video clip from the event has surfaced of a dramatic arrest.
Footage shows a handful of officers holding down a man and one of them “booting” the “poor guy” while he’s down. The video has sparked much outrage on social media as potentially unwarranted police brutality. Of course, there’s much more to the story than this “harrowing” 30-second clip.
According to a report, Isoa Rabuatoka (18) allegedly punched a security guard in the face, spat on police officers, and threw a glass bottle at an 18-year-old girl. The bottle was apparently meant for a security guard, but it struck the attendee, leaving her with glass embedded in her face.
When police approached and confronted Rabuatoka about this series of incidents, he reportedly became violent. It’s also alleged by police that he had “an entire bottle of Jim Beam and MDMA in his system.”
Despite the reasoning, one police officer can clearly be seen viciously kneeing the suspect. Many people on social media are angered by the video and believe the police officer took this way too far.
“This makes me physically sick omg,” one comment reads.
“These dickheads [the police] need to be taught manners,” another says.
“The NSW Police Force, backed by the Lib government, has been given free reign to abuse their powers for far too long,” a share from anti-drug dog campaigners Sniff Off reads.
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