Thursday, January 26, 2012

Protest Turns Violent Against Australia's PM Gillard

CANBERRA -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was dragged away by security guards Thursday after she was trapped in a restaurant by rowdy protesters demonstrating for indigenous rights following a ceremony to mark Australia's national day.

Some 200 supporters of Aboriginal rights surrounded a Canberra restaurant and banged on its windows while Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were inside officiating at an award ceremony.

The protesters were marching at the nearby Aboriginal Tent Embassy to mark 40 years since its establishment and rushed the restaurant in response to comments by Abbott earlier in the day, The Australian newspaper reported.
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The Anti-Gnostic said...

That is an astonishing photo and I will be posting on it.

Suffice to say, liberal society is a house of cards.

Orthodox in Australia said...

The irony is that both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have been supportive of the advancement of aboriginal people. In particular, the opposition leader has spent a number of weeks working in aboriginal communities in order to understand their concerns.

Many aboriginal people will be disgusted by what happened. And those who are supposedly working for aboriginal rights have kicked an own goal.

Anonymous said...

"I think the indigenous people of Australia can be very proud of the respect in which they are held by every Australian and yes, I think a lot has changed since then and I think it probably is time to move on from that," he said.

If you believe this, then OZ is a real country with a wizard in charge.

Orthodox in Australia said...

It turns out it was an own goal for the Prime Miister's office:

Australia's leading centre left paper has endorsed what the opposition leader said:

For the record, the Liberal Party which the opposition leader leads is a centre right party. Confusing for those outside Australia, bu true.