The video, which Refugee Solidarity Meanjin uploaded to social media on Sunday night, shows the man – allegedly in his 50s – standing alone next to a fence before an officer walks up to him and hits him in the head.
The man falls to the ground and nearby demonstrators speak to the officer.
A police spokesman told SBS News Monday that they were investigating the incident.
“The police are aware of the video and the interaction is currently under review,” they said.
The Refugee Solidarity Meanjin group said the man was taken away in an ambulance.
Refugee rights protesters have repeatedly demonstrated outside the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel this year, where more than 100 asylum seekers are detained.
Earlier this year, Muslim inmates at the hotel filed a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission that they had not received certified halal food in more than 12 months.
The Refugee Action Coalition said on Sunday that a Somali refugee detained at the hotel had attempted suicide the day before.
“Kangaroo Point is known nationwide for the daily refugee protests on the hotel balcony, but many in the hotel prison are too traumatized to even get out of their rooms. Everyone needs to be released urgently, ”said RAC spokesman Ian Rintoul.
“The government’s ‘mental illness factories’ are relentlessly destroying the minds and bodies of the people they are supposed to protect. It has to stop. ”
The Home Office was asked for a comment.
Data received by SBS News earlier this year showed that incidents of self-harm in several Australian prisons were higher in the first seven months of 2020 than the annual average between 2016 and 2019.
Readers seeking assistance can call Lifeline Crisis Support at 13 11 14, Suicide Call Back Service at 1300 659 467, and Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 (for young people aged 5 to 25). More information is available at Beyond Blue.org.au and lifeline.org.au. Embrace Multicultural Mental Health supports people with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
These were the details of the news The investigation began after Queensland police appeared to hit the protester... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at de24.news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.