'MANIAC': Women filmed in wild road rage attack on Canberra protester
A woman protesting the vaccine mandates in Canberra has been filmed in a fiery road rage altercation.
Two women were filmed trading barbs in Canberra’s suburb of Watson on Saturday about 10.15am with video of the incident uploaded to Twitter.
In the video, the woman filming walks up to another woman behind the wheel of a Holden. The Holden reverses.
“What are you doing?” she says.
The woman rolls down her window and calls her a “bogan s***”. She tells her to leave Canberra and “go get a job”. This appears to be a reference to the fact the woman filming has two flags pinned to the front of her Volkswagen as a show of support for the protests undertaken in Canberra against vaccine mandates.
She then claims the protester reversed into her. They continue to bicker. They’re both stopped at a green light.
“The media doesn’t care about you,” she tells the protester who responds saying she isn’t speaking to them.
The woman pulls out from behind and begins to pass the protester. She slaps at her phone and the protester calls her a “maniac”.
“Get the f*** out of Canberra because there are a lot of us,” she tells the protester.
She tries to drive off but clips the Volkswagen and the Holden almost ends up on its side.
“You f****** idiot,” the protester yells at the woman.
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The woman driving the Holden was cited for negligent driving, police said.
No one was injured.
'They have a right to protest', PM says
Tensions have been high in the ACT with a mix of anti-vaccine activists, conspiracy theorists and people from the sovereign citizen movement marching on Parliament House on Saturday, shutting down streets around the capital and putting police on high alert.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he understood their concerns.
Mr Morrison said the protesters were "speaking up for the things they feel strongly about" and asked them to follow police directions.
"Australia is a free country and they have a right to protest. I would ask them to do that in a peaceful and respectful way," he told reporters.
He said the federal government had only ever supported mandates for aged care and disability workers, as well as health workers in high-risk situations.
"All other mandates that relate to vaccines have been imposed unilaterally by state governments. They have not been put in place by the Commonwealth government... so I understand their concerns about these issues," he said.
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