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The wildfires in Australia continue to rage, claiming at least 23 people's lives with close to a billion animals believed to have perished in the flames.
The blaze is now engulfing a colossal area of south-east Australia and prime minister Scott Morrison to deploy an extra 3000 reserve firefighters to the most severely affected areas.
Here is a map of all the fires burning in Australia.
Here also is a map of Australia overlaid on Europe.… https://t.co/09shbfkfOu — Martin (@Martin)
However, Morrison's overall response to the disaster has been strongly criticised for taking too long to act and using the fires as a PR stunt.
Scott Morrison forcing this woman to shake his hand, then ignoring her and walking away when she tells him she does… https://t.co/lI2n4pkujk — Brendan Bradford (@Brendan Bradford)
Resentment towards Morrison has become so intense that even firefighters are letting their feelings known to the media and they aren't holding back.
During a report by 7 News Sydney on communities in New South Wales, one firefighter let rip on Morrison, literally saying:
Tell the prime minister to go and get f**ked.
The firefighter, who collapsed shortly after saying this, explained that he had been fighting house fires in the village of Nelligen.
I've lost seven houses in Nelligen. I'm not going to lose anymore.
The short clip of this man's fury has since gone viral and has come to represent the anger that Australians and many others around the world are containing right now.
This was it. Tell the Prime Minister to get fucked... https://t.co/GQ0uCR6dza — Mike Carlton (@Mike Carlton)
Nail + Coffin https://t.co/8fngbHW8FH — Cui Bono (@Cui Bono)
Not just twitter then... https://t.co/pcvY3M0clU — Queen Victoria (@Queen Victoria)
You can watch the full segment in the video below.
For days we've been warned it was coming, and tonight, communities across New South Wales are fighting to save thei… https://t.co/xxlCxhkup1 — 7NEWS Sydney (@7NEWS Sydney)
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