Asylum seeker yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Aussie TV reporter

An Algerian asylum seeker who attacked an Australian TV reporter with a screwdriver as she covered the George Floyd protests in London has been jailed for 18 months. Soofuu Yakr, 27, yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Channel 9 reporter Sophie Walsh, 34, and made stabbing motions at her stomach during her broadcast in Hyde Park on 3 June. Ms Walsh managed to push Yakr away before her cameraman chased the attacker through the park before he was arrested. Yakr had admitted…

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