Horrifying video shows baby being snatched from young mother's arms in Byron Bay

EXCLUSIVE: Disturbing video captures the heartbreaking moment a baby is ripped from a breastfeeding mother's arms in a Byron Bay commune - as she pleads with police not to take him Video shows a baby being taken from his mother's arms as she breastfeeds The young woman had adopted an 'outdoor lifestyle' in Byron Bay to raise baby   The woman begged police not to remove the baby in the disturbing vision  Authorities heard saying they have 'concerns for safety and well being of baby' Comment has been sought from Family and Community Services

By Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:28 GMT, 20 January 2021 | Updated: 05:28 GMT, 20 January 2021

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Distressing video has emerged of the moment a young baby is forcibly removed from his breastfeeding mother by authorities in dramatic scenes at a Byron Bay commune.

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The confronting footage taken last week shows the mother clutching her little boy to her chest as she pleads with police to leave her alone.

'This is not right, this is my baby. Please don't take him,' she repeatedly says.

In the video, the young mother argues with several officers and support workers from family and community services, who arrived in her commune in Byron Bay last week to remove the little boy.

Family and friends claim that the mother had adopted an 'outdoor lifestyle' and wanted to raise her child away from 'harmful chemicals and toxins'.

While the lifestyle is unorthodox, those close to the situation insist the woman is a 'great mother... doing what she thinks is best for her baby'. 

But one of the support workers can be heard on the video saying she has 'concerns for the safety and well being of the baby' and that 'this is not going to end any differently at the moment.'

A months-old baby was forcibly removed from his mother's care while she was in the process of breastfeeding him

A months-old baby was forcibly removed from his mother's care while she was in the process of breastfeeding him

The officers initially try to reason with her and convince her to hand her baby over, before eventually trying to peel her off him.

They repeatedly tell her she is 'hurting the baby' as she tries to keep a hold of him.  

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