The attacks took place on the 28th of March 2009 at the Bulahdelah tent embassy, 100 miles north of Sydney, the site of a dispute between the indigenous Australian community and the Australian government over the building of a highway.
While funding for the highway was approved in 2006 and construction began in 2007 the dispute has continued and construction since halted. The attack is the result of tension between the indigenous community and some members of the local white community who have become impatient with the delay in construction.
Local indigenous elders claim that the route chosen passes directly through land thought of as sacred to their community. The tent embassy is intended to halt construction peacefully and force local government to choose another route from the 6 in total that were proposed for the highway.
The video clearly shows Worimi, the victim, being punched repeatedly in the head and the resulting dispute between the police, the attackers and the camerawoman.
The video can be viewed on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GITbjrbytl8
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