Prime Minister Scott Morrison was caught in a protest this morning.
During a visit to the University of Queensland in Brisbane this morning, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was left trapped inside the university’s bio-engineering and nanotechnology campus building after a group of around 50 refugee rights activists gathered outside at 9:30am this morning.
Protestors carried large signs whilst shouting “lock up ScoMo”, pelting tomatoes and masses of red paint at campus windows, entrances, and security guards.
The building was placed into lockdown as Queensland Police surrounded the campus, but protestors continued to await the prime minister’s exit – only leaving after finding out that Morrison had been escorted out through a university loading bay and was no longer on site.
Morrison’s Prime Ministerial Limousine was attacked during the protest, with activists flicking red paint onto the bonnet of the 7 Series.
This 7 Series in question is commissioned as part of Australia’s official prime ministerial fleet, going by the media name “Commonwealth One (C1)” (as described by the number plate) – a white motorcade, of an F01 LCI generation 7 Series,
Underneath however, this limo has unsurprisingly gone through extensive mechanical and security modifications – including bomb-proof armour plating and bulletproofing, and it replaces the older Holden Caprice state car.
Luckily, no one was injured in the incident, however one protestor was arrested at the scene.
Senior Sergeant Scott stated that it was a surprise to see protestors to arrive on campus, and policing response was handled accordingly. There were no further issues or disturbances.