Yes, KAK, running over people is 'wrong'

As ordinary people — mums, dads, kids and grandparents — took to the streets to demonstrate on the urgent need for action on climate change, Kerry-Anne Kennerley suggested using demonstrators as 'speed bumps' on Channel 10 morning show, Studio 10. The second time she's made this suggestion.

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Co-host Sarah Harris said, “God, you’re going to get us into trouble.” Kennerley added, “Is that wrong?

On August 12, 2017, a car was deliberately driven into a crowd of people who had been peacefully protesting against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one and injuring 28.

The Mayor of Charlottesville, the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, the Attorney General and the FBI director called the attack an act of domestic terrorism.

On 20 January 2017 a car was driven into pedestrians in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia. Six people were killed and at least thirty others wounded, three of whom sustained critical injuries.

Among the victims was a 10-year-old girl and a three-month-old baby boy. 

Other similar attacks have occurred, and it's certainly wrong to promote these types of attacks.

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Please consider lodging a complaint with The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). To do so, please use the ACMA television broadcasting complaints form and enter 'Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice - 3.2 Material which may cause distress' in the 'Relevant code or legislation' field.