Staff working at the Big Day Out Festival on the Gold Coast today have become embroiled in a confrontation with a Channel 7 news reporter and her cameraman. According to 7 reporter, Bianca Stone, the Big Day Out organisers attacked her cameraman for filming a police drug operation outside the event. Footage of the incident is set to air on Channel 7 news at 6pm.
This seems strange as everyone knows it’s a good thing to have the media’s eye on police, especially at these types of events. We’ve emailed a BDO rep and will let you know when we hear their side of the story.
Read the Channel 7 reporter’s tweets below.
@Bianca_Stone: @bdo_official takes objection to @7NewsBrisbane filming a police drug operation outside the event.. see the confrontation on Seven News at 6
@Bianca_Stone: @Free2SpeakRus ta, might get some shots.. Considering we’ve been kicked out of the event
@Bianca_Stone: Dear #BigDayOut organisers, if you want good publicity for your event.. Best not to ATTACK my cameraman for filming police!