More footage from Australia is going viral and painting our country as a “dystopian nightmare” where individual rights are not protected and a scared populace submits to a police state, according to Sky News host Rita Panahi.
“To us, a bunch of teenagers being handcuffed in the middle of the night and fined $1,000 each for the crime of meeting at a Sydney beach has become normal,” she said.
“But the rest of the world looks in abject horror.”
Ms Panahi said people around the world are “marvelling” at what’s happening in Australia, noting Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson has taken aim at how Australian police are treating protesters.
“There is similar commentary and discussions I’ve seen from the UK,” Ms Panahi said. “Is this how we want to be perceived as a country?”