Senator Lidia Thorpe made headlines when she was knocked to the ground in a struggle with police at a rally in Melbourne. The incident occurred during a Kellie-Jay Keen rally, and the AFP has referred the matter to the professional standards command after Senator Thorpe complained about the actions of the officers.
Lidia Thorpe is a prominent figure in Australian politics, having been elected to the Senate in 2020. She is the first Aboriginal woman to represent Victoria in the federal parliament, and she has been a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights throughout her career.
The incident at the Kellie-Jay Keen rally has sparked widespread debate about police conduct and the treatment of Indigenous Australians. Senator Thorpe has called for an independent investigation into the incident, and many Australians have expressed their support for her stance.