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Victoria police say Daily Mail provoked African ‘gang flare-up’ scuffle

Exclusive: Media warned not to incite conflict after group of teenagers innocently socialising reacted to a tabloid photographer moving in to take closeup photosViolence by African Australian youths has been a mainstay of the media silly season over summer, with incidents involving young African men making front-page news and being politicised in spats between the federal and state government. Meanwhile the issue has been politicised thanks to statements by the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, blaming the Victorian government for going soft on the...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Thursday, 11 January