Senator Lidia Thorpe assaults cops at trans protest. .

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said he is seeking urgent advice from the commissioner of the Australian Federal 

Police after independent senator Lidia Thorpe was tackled by an officer after trying to confront an anti-trans rally outside Parliament House.

Dreyfus said the footage of Thorpe going to the ground after being grabbed by a police officer on the parliament

lawn was “concerning”, while Thorpe’s former Greens’ colleagues have also sought a briefing from police as soon as possible about the clash.

“I have sought urgent advice from the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police.

The AFP has announced it has referred the incident to the AFP’s professional standards command for investigation,” Dreyfus said.

Greens leader Adam Bandt said, “this is very concerning to see. The AFP needs to explain how this occurred.”

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