No it is not, it is assault and the officer should face disciplinary action and be charged with assault.gozolady said:This is Malta
Is this acceptable behaviour by the police?
He was slapped across the left hand side of his face before he was pushed. The slap is clearly visible at 1 minutes 38 seconds of the video.gozolady said:The man was drunk, and swimming naked.
It is not legal here to swim naked, or be naked in public. It is not legal for women to sunbathe topless.
As recently as 10 years ago women in bikinis at the beach would be spat on, shouted at and chased.
The man was charged with being drunk and disorderly. It was said he offended public morals. I was offended by the action of the police. The policeman got away with it. Apparently the naked man was pushed, not slapped. I heard the slap, don't know about you?
We had a nude beach in Perth in the 1970s. Apparently the police could not do anything about it because it was technically on land controlled by the Army. It was part of the Swanbourne firing range just over the fence from the Swanbourne Army Barracks. It was also the gay beach. A very friendly place, people played volley ball, men, women and children. We went there all the time.knitnanny said:Definitely assault. By the way, did you know that women in Ontario (Canada) can go topless as long as it is hot enough?
"It's been more than 20 years since Gwen Jacob walked topless down a street in Guelph, Ont., and was charged with committing an indecent act. That sparked a court battle that ultimately vindicated her, and the courts ruled it was legal for women to go topless in Ontario."
Would you do it??