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WA Premier heckled during COVID-19 press conference

By October 2, 2020 No Comments
WA Premier Mark McGowan was mid-sentence when the screech of car tyres and an unfamiliar voice hijacked his outdoor press conference.
Mr McGowan was providing his coronavirus update when a vehicle sped past, someone inside bellowing the oddly affectionate expletive – “I f—ing love you, buddy”.
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“That’s not the sort of language you normally here in Rockingham,” Mr McGowan joked.
This is not the first time Mr McGowan has experienced an interrupted press conference.
A high-power vehicle has hooned past him in a previous press conference while the Premier himself has cracked up when discussing COVID-19 social distancing breaches.
He shared a light-hearted laugh over reports a NSW man was fined $1000 for allegedly stopping to eat a kebab “mid-run“.
“They do things differently in New South Wales,” he told reporters.
Western Australia has a total 549 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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