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MAR 05, 2013 - The Guardian

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Police brutality alleged at Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

Outcry over video showing man being thrown to the ground during arrestSydney police have launched an internal investigation into the treatment of a young man at the city's famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras after onlookers captured footage of him being violently thrown to the ground. The video, taken on Saturday night, shows Jamie Jackson, 18, being forced down heavily by a police officer who then presses his foot down on Jackson's back. It shows Jackson, who appears to have previously sustained a head injury, sobbing on the pavement.  A woman heard on the amateur video describes what ... Read More

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