WATCH: Australian firefighter tells Prime Minister to "go and get f***ed"
No punches pulled here.
A clip of an Australian firefighter has been shared widely following a news segment that aired on Friday.
The firefighter notices a news camera at the side of the road, as he slows down to say: "Are you from the media? Tell the Prime Minister to go and get fucked from Nelligan".
Take a look here:
For days we've been warned it was coming, and tonight, communities across New South Wales are fighting to save their towns, as the bushfire emergency roared back to life. https://t.co/Bzp9Ryv99b @RobertOvadia #NSWFires #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/4mwqggaeZe
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) January 4, 2020
This comes after hundreds of fires burned on Saturday, damaging power lines throughout the country and cutting out electricity in thousands of homes.
Since September, fires in Australia have killed at least 23 people, and emergency services have warned that the worst is yet to come.
Another Australian firefighter refused to shake the hand of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the week.
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has been widely criticised for his response to #AustraliaBurning, but forcing reluctant victims and firefighters to shake his hand while touring areas hit by #AustraliaBushfires has infuriated people even more https://t.co/aM8mVsJ2Kj pic.twitter.com/WNOlvuEjiN
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 3, 2020
The hostility of the public towards the Prime Minister comes as a result of a number of things, including an advert he posted on his own Twitter account showing how the government is responding to the crisis, accompanied by what sounds like an upbeat backing track.
He has since announced that 3,000 reserve troops will be deployed to help tackle raging bushfires across the country.
There was also controversy surrounding the fact that Sydney's New Year's firework display went ahead despite calls for cancellation.