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Portland protester covered in her own blood ends up chasing attacker who had just stabbed her

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Gory footage has emerged from Portland, Oregon that shows a female protester bleeding heavily from her chest after being stabbed by another woman.  

In the clip, which was posted to TikTok, a woman wearing a black face-mask pulls down her top to reveal a bloody knife wound. 

The shocking video which was shot in Lownsdale Square Park begins with the woman shouting ‘call the police!’ while the alleged knifewoman walks away from her.

Police also said that a 15-year-old boy was detained during Monday night’s protests after he allegedly pointed a gun at a group of people in a separate incident. 

On Tuesday protesters once again took to the streets for the 69th straight day of violent demonstrations.

Footage emerged last night of a pickup struck speeding through the crowds before a man allegedly got out and brandished a gun at protesters as he fled the vehicle.

A Portland protester ended up being stabbed on Monday night by a woman. It happened in Lownsdale Square Park which has housed protesters for months

A Portland protester ended up being stabbed on Monday night by a woman. It happened in Lownsdale Square Park which has housed protesters for months

A Portland protester ended up being stabbed on Monday night by a woman. It happened in Lownsdale Square Park which has housed protesters for months

Black-clad demonstrators look down the street as a truck speeds through the streets of Portland last night

Black-clad demonstrators look down the street as a truck speeds through the streets of Portland last night

Black-clad demonstrators look down the street as a truck speeds through the streets of Portland last night

On Monday night, Portland Police confirmed they were called to reports of a stabbing and that a person was being treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

‘I told you not to f*** with us,’ a man can be heard saying as the victim attempts to confront the woman who had attacked her in video of the aftermath.

‘You stabbed someone, you b****,’ the man says. ‘Drop the knife ma’am — you are not in danger.’

The woman ignores the request and continues to walk away with the knife on display.  

Police say the incident began after a woman entered the park to take photos and video of the area where protesters have been housed for months.

She ended up getting into an argument with another woman who then ended up stabbing her in the chest and fled the scene. 

She returned a short time later and was questioned however Portland Police have not confirmed whether an arrest has been made.

They said they had ‘encountered a hostile crowd’ at the scene while trying to investigate the stabbing. 

Although officers originally managed to find the knife believed to have been used, someone else picked it up and ran off with it while police were trying to secure the scene. 

‘Officers were unable to safely conduct an investigation due to the hostile crowd, and supervisors made the decision to disengage,’ Portland Police said in a statement. ‘As the knife is evidence, it should be returned to police custody.’ 

Demonstrators appeared to rush towards the truck before the driver allegedly jumped out and brandished a gun as he fled

Demonstrators appeared to rush towards the truck before the driver allegedly jumped out and brandished a gun as he fled

Demonstrators appeared to rush towards the truck before the driver allegedly jumped out and brandished a gun as he fled

A sedan (seen making a hasty U-turn in the middle of the street) appeared to flee from the scene in terror

A sedan (seen making a hasty U-turn in the middle of the street) appeared to flee from the scene in terror

A sedan (seen making a hasty U-turn in the middle of the street) appeared to flee from the scene in terror

On Tuesday night, 100 Black Lives Matter demonstrators met at the Peninsula Park at around 8.30pm before starting their march towards the Police Association building downtown, The Oregonian reported.

On their way they listened to speakers, chanted and set a trash bin on fire.

Shortly before 10.30pm, police warned them to stop trying to break into the police facility or they would use force and make arrests.

Half an hour later the situation unraveled when a pickup truck sped through the street as a crowd member hurled a motorbike in front of the vehicle.

Sparks were sent flying through the air as the bike scraped along the asphalt trapped beneath the front fender of the truck.

The driver got out of the vehicle and social media footage allegedly showed him brandishing a handgun and shouting at the protesters as he fled the scene. 

An officer told the Oregonian that police were interviewing the driver.   

Recent downtown protests have been markedly more peaceful than those from previous weeks, the local paper says.

The state police were charged with guarding the federal courthouse last week after President Donald Trump sent in more than 100 federal officers to secure the building earlier in July.

Trump’s decision increased tensions and was slammed by city, state and congressional officials.  

A line of protesters blocks the street in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest on August 2, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Portlands nightly protests have remained largely peaceful following last Thursdays announcement that federal officers would begin a phased withdrawal from the city

A line of protesters blocks the street in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest on August 2, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Portlands nightly protests have remained largely peaceful following last Thursdays announcement that federal officers would begin a phased withdrawal from the city

A line of protesters blocks the street in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse during a Black Lives Matter protest on August 2, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Portlands nightly protests have remained largely peaceful following last Thursdays announcement that federal officers would begin a phased withdrawal from the city

On Tuesday, the US Attorney’s office confirmed that federal prosecutors have produced no evidence linking dozens of people arrested in anti-racism protests in Portland to the antifa or anarchist movements. 

‘We have not alleged defendant affiliation with any specific groups or ideologies in our cases stemming from recent Portland protests,’ said Kevin Sonoff, the spokesman. ‘Our cases focus purely on the criminal conduct alleged.’

Trump and officials in his administration have applied the labels to the Portland protesters, who set fires around, and threw objects at, officers around a federal courthouse during long-running confrontations.

‘I think there are anarchists and far-left groups involved in the violence in Portland,’ Attorney General William Barr said in testimony before Congress last week. ‘I think antifa is involved in Portland.’

Antifa, which stands for anti-fascist, is a largely unstructured, far-left movement whose followers broadly aim to confront those they view as authoritarian or racist.

The Portland federal prosecutor’s office said it arrested more than 40 people on charges ranging from failing to obey lawful orders and operating a drone in restricted airspace to arson and assaulting a deputy U.S. marshal with an explosive device.

In a July 26 internal memo first reported by the Lawfare.com blog, Brian Murphy, a former FBI agent who was serving as acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security’s Intelligence and Analysis office, suggested calling many Portland protesters ‘Violent Antifa Anarchists Inspired.’

Murphy was transferred to a different job over the weekend.

The Democrat who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee, Representative Adam Schiff, said on Monday that his panel would investigate the actions in Portland of that DHS office and its response to other anti-racism protests across the country. The Senate Intelligence Committee has launched similar inquiries.  

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Anti-lockdown protesters swarm Melbourne park before being chased off by police on horseback

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Anti-lockdown protesters swarming a suburban park in Melbourne have been chased off by police on horseback.

Up to 100 people gathering at Elsternwick Park in Brighton dispersed to Elwood when faced with a long line of officers at the site, 11km from Melbourne’s CBD.

Protests were announced by rally organisers about 10.30am on Saturday – half an hour before kicking off at the State Library, and a second closely following at 12pm. 

Law enforcement teams circling Elsternwick Park included officers from Public Order Response, the Mounted Unit and Highway Patrol.

A helicopter also monitored the situation from above.

More than 100 people have gathered at Elsternwick Park (pictured) in Brighton, 11 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district

More than 100 people have gathered at Elsternwick Park (pictured) in Brighton, 11 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district

More than 100 people have gathered at Elsternwick Park (pictured) in Brighton, 11 km south-east of Melbourne’s central business district

The first protest kicked off at the State Library from 11am, with a second shortly after at 12pm. Pictured: A woman being arrested

The first protest kicked off at the State Library from 11am, with a second shortly after at 12pm. Pictured: A woman being arrested

The first protest kicked off at the State Library from 11am, with a second shortly after at 12pm. Pictured: A woman being arrested

Protesters marching along Elwood beach about 1pm were dispersed a third time, and several arrests have been made by officers.

Shouting about Premier Daniel Andrews and coronavirus restrictions was heard throughout the disjointed protests.

The protests were described as ‘chaotic’, with one photographer saying there was ‘a lot of running and not much protesting.’ 

Some protesters continued to scatter through backstreets, even jumping fences into private property.

One arrested by police was filmed by Nine News telling officers: ‘Wake up, I know you already know this is wrong.’ 

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Protesters on Saturday dispersed near the foreshore about 1pm, with police arresting many (pictured)

Protesters on Saturday dispersed near the foreshore about 1pm, with police arresting many (pictured)

Protesters on Saturday dispersed near the foreshore about 1pm, with police arresting many (pictured)

In video captured of the event, protesters can be heard yelling ‘disgraceful’, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’, ‘no violence’ and ‘peaceful’ as officers stand nearby.

A man can be seen being arrested as he questions: ‘Officers, why are you doing this. I’ve never done anything wrong in my life. Please, this is enough. It’s only  going to get worse. Who is going to fight for you.’ 

Premier Daniel Andrews said the protest was selfish and irresponsible.

He added it was an unlawful act and told protesters: ‘Go home and follow the rules. There is no need to protest about anything. It is not safe’.  

‘It just doesn’t make any sense. You are potentially putting the strategy at risk. No-one should be doing anything to contribute to the spread of this virus, 21 cases today, seriously. This is working. We’re getting there,’ he said, The Age reported. 

Saturday’s events follow concern anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne are threatening to cause another COVID-19 outbreak as the city teeters on the brink of a third explosion and cases surge in the southeast. 

Police (pictured) are circling the area, including officers from Public Order Response, the Mounted Unit and Highway Patrol

Police (pictured) are circling the area, including officers from Public Order Response, the Mounted Unit and Highway Patrol

Police (pictured) are circling the area, including officers from Public Order Response, the Mounted Unit and Highway Patrol

Public health authorities are racing to stop infections growing in the Casey and Dandenong council areas on the Melbourne’s southeast rim, which now has 90 active cases.

Five households in Clyde, Cranbourne North, Hallam and Narre Warren South are linked to 34 active cases.

Daniel Andrews urged covidiots on Saturday not to gather at planned protests across the city or ‘do anything to undermine’ its progress with tackling COVID-19.

It comes as Victoria recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest daily increase since June, and a further seven deaths.  

Metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day average has plummeted and now sits at 39.3 as the state moves to a COVID normal. In regional Victoria, the 14-day average is at just 1.9. 

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Daniel Andrews (pictured) urged covidiots on Saturday not to gather at planned protests across the city or ‘do anything to undermine’ its progress with tackling COVID-19

A heavy Police presence is seen in Dandenong following an anti-lockdown protest on August 28

A heavy Police presence is seen in Dandenong following an anti-lockdown protest on August 28

A heavy Police presence is seen in Dandenong following an anti-lockdown protest on August 28

This is the ninth day in a row Victoria has recorded a daily infections increase below 50. 

Metropolitan Melbourne is under strict Stage Four lockdown – limiting Melburnians travelling more than 5km from their homes and enforcing a 9pm to 5am curfew. 

The premier did not comment on where Saturday demonstrations would be, with protesters taking caution when sharing information online.  

Multiple rallies have taken place in Melbourne the past few weekends.  

Victoria Police have responded with a heavy presence – handing out dozens of fines and making arrests. 

‘Let’s not lose sight of the fact that this week we have seen, day after day, not the 725 cases we had five and a half weeks ago – we have made very significant progress,’ Mr Andrews said.

‘We’ve got regional Victoria opening up. People should be positive and optimistic this strategy is working, and therefore, let’s not any of us do anything to undermine that.’  

The premier on Saturday did not comment on where Saturday demonstrations would be, with protesters taking caution when sharing information online. Pictured: Protesters rallying against lockdown regulations on Monday on September 13

The premier on Saturday did not comment on where Saturday demonstrations would be, with protesters taking caution when sharing information online. Pictured: Protesters rallying against lockdown regulations on Monday on September 13

The premier on Saturday did not comment on where Saturday demonstrations would be, with protesters taking caution when sharing information online. Pictured: Protesters rallying against lockdown regulations on Monday on September 13

Mr Andrews’ comments also followed trying to dissuade protesters on Friday by saying their intended actions would be selfish and irresponsible. 

His comments also followed information of a new cluster emerging in the southeast of Melbourne.  

A surge of cases in the Casey and Dandenong area has been linked back to five households in the Afghan community.

There are currently 101 active coronavirus cases in the Casey and Dandenong area with 34 infections linked to five households

There are currently 101 active coronavirus cases in the Casey and Dandenong area with 34 infections linked to five households

There are currently 101 active coronavirus cases in the Casey and Dandenong area with 34 infections linked to five households

Metropolitan Melbourne is under strict Stage Four lockdown - limiting Melburnians travelling more than 5km from their homes and enforcing a 9pm to 5am curfew. Pictured: A person walking through Melbourne's empty city

Metropolitan Melbourne is under strict Stage Four lockdown - limiting Melburnians travelling more than 5km from their homes and enforcing a 9pm to 5am curfew. Pictured: A person walking through Melbourne's empty city

Metropolitan Melbourne is under strict Stage Four lockdown – limiting Melburnians travelling more than 5km from their homes and enforcing a 9pm to 5am curfew. Pictured: A person walking through Melbourne’s empty city

As residents in the city are still under strict Stage Four lockdown, it is thought the infected group may have breached the stay-at-home orders. 

Health authorities are scrambling to track and trace the new surge in cases, and the Victorian government has begun a recruitment drive which sees retired officers re-enlisted to bolster the state’s frontline virus efforts. 

‘Members of those households visiting other households,’ Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 testing commander Jeroen Weimar said.

‘It is that limited amount of contact, relatively infrequent contact between these five households that has now meant that we have 34 people in five houses experiencing or living with a very real threat of the coronavirus.’

The Victorian government has even began a new recruitment drive that will see retired officers re-enlisted to bolster the state's frontline virus efforts

The Victorian government has even began a new recruitment drive that will see retired officers re-enlisted to bolster the state's frontline virus efforts

The Victorian government has even began a new recruitment drive that will see retired officers re-enlisted to bolster the state’s frontline virus efforts

Police conducting checks on motorists at checkpoints - alongside the Australian Defence Force - to ensure Victorians are following state rules

Police conducting checks on motorists at checkpoints - alongside the Australian Defence Force - to ensure Victorians are following state rules

Police conducting checks on motorists at checkpoints – alongside the Australian Defence Force – to ensure Victorians are following state rules

The cluster – impacting five households in Hallam, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North – first emerged on September 4. 

Cases in the southeast have now spread to Dandenong Police Station and a number of industrial work sites. 

Premier Daniel Andrews on Friday said the actions of the family’s involved in the cluster was ‘disappointing’. 

The cluster which has impacted the five households in Hallam, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North, first emerged on September 4

The cluster which has impacted the five households in Hallam, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North, first emerged on September 4

The cluster which has impacted the five households in Hallam, Clyde, Narre Warren South and Cranbourne North, first emerged on September 4

‘Five kilometres is one thing and visiting others is the real issue here,’ he said. 

‘The rules are in place for a reason and anyone who undermines this, undermines the entire strategy and it means the rules will be on for longer.’ 

The Victorian leader, however, ruled out fines for the group, telling reporters it may discourage others from being completely honest with contact tracers. 

‘I know many Victorians, when you see examples of people not following the rules, that’s disappointing, it makes you angry,’ Mr Andrews said.

‘You need to look at the bigger picture here.

‘We don’t want a situation where people don’t have a sense of confidence and indeed, you know, the sense they’re obliged to tell us the full story as quickly as possible. That’s what we need.’ 

The success of Melbourne's ongoing lockdown could be at risk with a new cluster in the southeast of the city. Pictured: A coronavirus testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

The success of Melbourne's ongoing lockdown could be at risk with a new cluster in the southeast of the city. Pictured: A coronavirus testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

The success of Melbourne’s ongoing lockdown could be at risk with a new cluster in the southeast of the city. Pictured: A coronavirus testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

The Casey and Dandenong cluster is testing the capacity of COVID-detectives. Pictured: Heath workers are seen at a coronavirus testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

The Casey and Dandenong cluster is testing the capacity of COVID-detectives. Pictured: Heath workers are seen at a coronavirus testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

The Casey and Dandenong cluster is testing the capacity of COVID-detectives. Pictured: Heath workers are seen at a coronavirus testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

A health worker is pictured approaching a vehicle at a COVID-19 testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

A health worker is pictured approaching a vehicle at a COVID-19 testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

A health worker is pictured approaching a vehicle at a COVID-19 testing centre in Cranbourne on September 17

Despite the new cluster, Victoria’s overall case numbers are continuing to decline. 

With contact tracers ‘painstakingly’ working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and bringing the city out of lockdown, the Victorian government is set to introduce a controversial new policy seeing retired cops re-enlisted in the force.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety and the Department of Health and Human Services is behind the push which will see former cops given paid training before being assigned specific COVID-19 roles.

These roles include industry enforcement, testing support, door-knocking and the airport patrol. 

A man with a dog is seen being questioned by two police officers in the Dandenong area

A man with a dog is seen being questioned by two police officers in the Dandenong area

A man with a dog is seen being questioned by two police officers in the Dandenong area

However, not everybody is in favour of the move to bring back veteran police.     

‘Police veterans have a real contribution to make to the ongoing safety of the community but their use to issue infringements, detain people and conduct checks on private property is entirely inappropriate,’ Opposition Police and Community Safety spokesman David Southwick told the Herald Sun.   

Ivan Ray, who served in the Victorian Police Force for more than three decades, said it was a recipe for disaster for the veterans. 

‘It’s effectively a health department police force, and we know the Health Department is no good at enforcement, we saw that in the hotel quarantine operation,’ Mr Ray said.

‘Veterans can play a part and they can support policing, but it has to be by the police department.’

Health authorities are urging anyone in the southeast of Melbourne to diligently monitor their health and immediately get tested if feeling unwell. 

Health authorities are urging anyone in the southeast of Melbourne to diligently monitor their health and immediately get tested if feeling unwell

Health authorities are urging anyone in the southeast of Melbourne to diligently monitor their health and immediately get tested if feeling unwell

Health authorities are urging anyone in the southeast of Melbourne to diligently monitor their health and immediately get tested if feeling unwell

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How Netflix workers enjoy unlimited holidays but are constructively criticised in group meetings

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Netflix may be the world’s largest streaming service but it is helmed by a boss who peers have described as ‘blunt’ and ‘not naturally empathetic’.  

Reed Hastings laid down the mantra in the company’s culture deck in 2009 that his workforce was like a ‘pro-team’ rather than a ‘family’.

Workers can be cut from the group and replaced by a more qualified and suitable player if they don’t pull their weight.

But just as the game is competitive, so is it rewarding.

Workers can enjoy a considerate holiday policy where they are able to take as many days off work as they choose.

They are even encouraged to air their concerns and criticisms about projects to their managers.

Reed Hastings (pictured) laid down the mantra in the company's culture deck in 2009 that his workforce was like a 'pro-team' rather than a 'family'

Reed Hastings (pictured) laid down the mantra in the company's culture deck in 2009 that his workforce was like a 'pro-team' rather than a 'family'

Reed Hastings (pictured) laid down the mantra in the company’s culture deck in 2009 that his workforce was like a ‘pro-team’ rather than a ‘family’

Netflix may be the world's largest streaming service but it is helmed by a boss who peers have described as 'blunt' and 'not naturally empathetic'

Netflix may be the world's largest streaming service but it is helmed by a boss who peers have described as 'blunt' and 'not naturally empathetic'

Netflix may be the world’s largest streaming service but it is helmed by a boss who peers have described as ‘blunt’ and ‘not naturally empathetic’

Hastings and co-creator Mark Randolph launched the streaming service in 1997.

Fast forward almost 25 years and the once modest movie rental company has ballooned into an entertainment powerhouse and moviemaker giant.

The company poured $23 billion into new TV shows and movies in 2020 alone. 

The streaming service is beamed onto computers and television sets in 190 countries and is watched by 193 million subscribers.

More than 13 million Australians are believed to watch the streaming service.

The astronomical growth of Netflix has not just been credited to the thinking-outside-of-the-box approach.

The company is renowned for its holiday scheme that allows its workers to take as much time off as they need.

Netflix does not keep tabs on the number of days taken and the policy has worked well since it was introduced in 2005. 

Hastings explains the policy is about fostering creativity and growth.

‘For me it’s about integrating life and work, where I can take off a day in the middle of the week to attend to some personal stuff, and while on vacation I’ll be thinking about some new title or some new marketing campaign,’ Hastings told Sydney Morning Herald.

Although the sentiment may appear considerate, Hastings response to certain events has led his peers to claim he is ‘not a naturally empathetic guy’.   

Rising expansion costs haemorrhaged the company millions of dollars and Netflix dropped a third of its staff in 2001.

Randolph said Hasting was less fazed about the massive layoff than his co-creator at the time. 

‘He’s not a bad person – he just doesn’t feel what others feel,’ Randolph said.

‘The dominant mode for him is, ‘It would be irrational for us to keep someone on, just to keep us from hurting them.’ 

Hastings’ work philosophy is better summarised in a set of slides he co-wrote with former Netflix chief talent officer Patty McCord.

Hastings and co-creator Mark Randolph launched the streaming service in 1997 (pictured, Hastings at a distribution centre in 2005)

Hastings and co-creator Mark Randolph launched the streaming service in 1997 (pictured, Hastings at a distribution centre in 2005)

Hastings and co-creator Mark Randolph launched the streaming service in 1997 (pictured, Hastings at a distribution centre in 2005)

Fast forward almost 25 years and the once modest movie rental company has ballooned into an entertainment powerhouse and moviemaker giant

Fast forward almost 25 years and the once modest movie rental company has ballooned into an entertainment powerhouse and moviemaker giant

Fast forward almost 25 years and the once modest movie rental company has ballooned into an entertainment powerhouse and moviemaker giant

‘Freedom and Responsibility’ was published online in 2009 and describes the workplace as a ‘team’ rather than a ‘family’.

‘We’re like a pro sports team, not a kid’s recreational team,’ it reads.

‘Netflix leaders hire, develop and cut smartly, so we have stars in every position.’ 

Workers receive constructive criticism in live group sessions with even the bosses given a dressing down.

Hastings came to appreciate the value of openness following an executive decision that could have ruined the company in 2011.

He decided to split Netflix down the middle so the company would only manage streaming while its sibling service Qwikster would handle DVD rentals.  

Though Qwikster came with the added $8 subscription fee and almost a million subscribers left.

Workers quit the streaming service and its stock plummeted by 75 per cent.

Managers later told Hastings they did not believe Qwikster would work, but decided to keep their opinions to themselves.

Hastings has since encouraged workers to actively voice their opinions.

Projects that failed are picked apart to understand why they failed – a process called ‘sunshining’.  

Netflix does not keep tabs on the number of days taken and the policy has worked well since it was introduced in 2005 (pictured, Netflix headquarters at Los Gatos in California)

Netflix does not keep tabs on the number of days taken and the policy has worked well since it was introduced in 2005 (pictured, Netflix headquarters at Los Gatos in California)

Netflix does not keep tabs on the number of days taken and the policy has worked well since it was introduced in 2005 (pictured, Netflix headquarters at Los Gatos in California)

The streaming service is beamed onto computers and television sets in 190 countries and is watched by 193 million subscribers

The streaming service is beamed onto computers and television sets in 190 countries and is watched by 193 million subscribers

The streaming service is beamed onto computers and television sets in 190 countries and is watched by 193 million subscribers

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Sister of woman shot dead at bikie ex-boyfriend’s house pens heartbreaking social media post

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The sister of a woman shot and killed while getting ready with friends for a night on the town has labelled witnesses ‘gutless’ and one of them a ‘sacred dog’ for not revealing exactly how her sibling died.

Ivona Jovanovic, 27, died after being shot in the chest at a her ex-boyfriend’s Highland Park home on September 8, 2019.

She was with four friends at the time of the incident, including ex-boyfriend Christos Panagakos who has alleged links to bikies.

The friends allegedly fled the house, despite Ms Jovanovic’s injuries, while Mr Panagakos’ mother phoned for help.

The investigation is before the coroner, and uncertainty around how Ms Jovanovic came to be shot still persists.

The weapon, believed to be a handgun, is yet to be located and there have been zero arrests since the tragedy.

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Ivona Jovanovic (pictured), 27, died after being shot in the chest at a Highland Park home on September 8, 2019, while getting ready for a night out

She was with four others at the time of the incident, including ex-boyfriend Christos Panagakos. Pictured: Ivona Jovanovic (left)  with her sister, Annette (right)

She was with four others at the time of the incident, including ex-boyfriend Christos Panagakos. Pictured: Ivona Jovanovic (left)  with her sister, Annette (right)

She was with four others at the time of the incident, including ex-boyfriend Christos Panagakos. Pictured: Ivona Jovanovic (left)  with her sister, Annette (right)

Annette Jovanovic told Daily Mail Australia one person knows what really happened on that tragic night.

‘They’re a scared dog’ she said.

Police believe witnesses are withholding details of the incident from investigators out of fear of alleged bikie links.

Annette also penned a heartbreaking post detailing her pain and confusion over why witnesses ‘can’t speak up and give my family any closure’.

She labelled them as ‘gutless’ and said the incident ‘destroyed’ her family’s life.

‘Why every time when I attempt to go to bed my mind begins to race and I’m wide awake still trying to figure out what happened to my sister,’ she wrote on Facebook.

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In a heartbreaking post on Facebook (pictured), Ms Jovanovic's sister, Annette, penned her pain and confusion over why any of the witnesses 'can't speak up and give my family any closure'

In a heartbreaking post on Facebook (pictured), Ms Jovanovic's sister, Annette, penned her pain and confusion over why any of the witnesses 'can't speak up and give my family any closure'

In a heartbreaking post on Facebook (pictured), Ms Jovanovic’s sister, Annette, penned her pain and confusion over why any of the witnesses ‘can’t speak up and give my family any closure’

‘What makes it so much harder is knowing there are four people who know the truth and exactly what happened but yet they can’t speak up and give my family any closure.

‘Ivona’s life was taken and her families lives are being destroyed each day and night.

‘Four people who know but are gutless to speak … I just don’t understand.’ 

Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said he was disappointed ‘all the people inside at the time haven’t given us a full and frank version (of what happened that night)’, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. 

Every witness to the incident has been questioned by police.

Superintendent Smith said there were ‘concerns that people are withholding information which would progress it.’

The investigation is before the coroner, and uncertainty around how Ms Jovanovic (pictured) came to be shot still persists

The investigation is before the coroner, and uncertainty around how Ms Jovanovic (pictured) came to be shot still persists

The investigation is before the coroner, and uncertainty around how Ms Jovanovic (pictured) came to be shot still persists

It is alleged the group fled the house, despite Ms Jovanovic's injuries. Mr Panagakos (pictured) allegedly left his mother to phone for help

It is alleged the group fled the house, despite Ms Jovanovic's injuries. Mr Panagakos (pictured) allegedly left his mother to phone for help

It is alleged the group fled the house, despite Ms Jovanovic’s injuries. Mr Panagakos (pictured) allegedly left his mother to phone for help

‘The only people that know exactly what happened are those people who were in the house at the time. There is certainly that potential that it was an accident and if that’s the case that’s all more reason that someone should come forward and give a version,’ he said, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

Mr Panagakos appeared in court in January, where he pleaded guilty to a string of charges – including unlawful possession of a weapon, failing to dispose of a syringe, receiving tainted property and other related offences.  

The charges are relation to a butterfly knife, taser and police cap allegedly found in the 27-year-old’s bedroom at a home where he lived with his mother in September. 2019.

The court heard the items were found at the house his ex-girlfriend, Ms Jovanovic, was fatally shot three days prior – on September 8 – while getting ready for a night out.

Mr Panagakos (pictured) appeared in court in January, where he pleaded guilty to a string of charges - including unlawful possession of a weapon, failing to dispose of a syringe, receiving tainted property and other related offences

Mr Panagakos (pictured) appeared in court in January, where he pleaded guilty to a string of charges - including unlawful possession of a weapon, failing to dispose of a syringe, receiving tainted property and other related offences

Mr Panagakos (pictured) appeared in court in January, where he pleaded guilty to a string of charges – including unlawful possession of a weapon, failing to dispose of a syringe, receiving tainted property and other related offences 

Mr Panagakos had been in custody since his arrest on a return-to-prison warrant hours after the tragic shooting. 

Daily Mail Australia does not suggest Mr Panagakos was involved in his former girlfriend’s death.

Mr Panagakos’ solicitor Michael Gatenby told the court at the time the butterfly knife was among his client’s large collection which ‘regrettably, two of the items were unlawful,’ The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

He added his client had no idea the police hat, which belonged to a woman, was genuine.

Mr Panagakos' ex-girlfriend (pictured) was shot in the chest at a home on the Gold Coast and later died in hospital

Mr Panagakos' ex-girlfriend (pictured) was shot in the chest at a home on the Gold Coast and later died in hospital

Mr Panagakos’ ex-girlfriend (pictured) was shot in the chest at a home on the Gold Coast and later died in hospital

‘What’s occurred is there’s an incident at the home, for which my client is not charged,’ Mr Gatenby told the court.

‘And you can see a crime scene warrant is executed as a consequence of that, after my client’s in police custody and police enter the home.’  

Mr Panagakos has an extensive criminal history and allegedly has links to the Mongols outlaw bikie gang.

He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars in Mackay Supreme Court in 2017 for drug offences. 

Mr Panagakos was then convicted of trying to smuggle drugs into jail after meth and valium dropped from his rectum as he was being searched after his sentencing. 

Mr Panagakos (pictured) will be eligible for parole next month, despite facing more jail time

Mr Panagakos (pictured) will be eligible for parole next month, despite facing more jail time

Mr Panagakos (pictured) will be eligible for parole next month, despite facing more jail time

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Ivona Jovanovic (pictured) was fatally shot in the chest while getting ready for a night out

He was released on parole after serving 10 months behind bars, which he breached by committing the most recent offences last September. 

Mr Panagakos was also recently released on parole after appearing in court in January.

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