Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Police arrest 'Muslim protest' participants

Well, some good news, I suppose? Police have arrested eight persons involved in last weekends "Muslim Protests" in Sydney.

A teenager has become the eighth person charged over the violent protest in central Sydney at the weekend.
Police have been examining security camera footage and other evidence since the violent protest against an anti-Islamic film on Saturday afternoon. Late last night they raided a home at Greenacre, in Sydney's south-west, then arrested a 17-year-old boy in nearby Punchbowl soon after.
He has been charged with two counts of assaulting police over an incident outside the American Consulate where two officers were hit with a wooden pole from a banner.
Police searched the Greenacre home and seized items of clothing for forensic analysis.
The boy has been released on bail to face court next month.
So far seven other men have been charged over the violence.
Muslim leaders have called for calm and for any further protests over the film to be abandoned, even if they are intended to be peaceful.


AstridsSoapbox said...

A Facerbook entry says there are more protests planned for next weekend in Sydney. Truly? When is the Aussie government going to say 'enough.' The stupid video is not the problem! Open your collective eyes!!

JohnD said...

" ...After a "historic" three-hour crisis meeting in Lakemba on Monday night, the leaders of 25 Muslim organisations united for the first time yesterday to say they would not endorse even peaceful demonstrations after the violent scenes that occurred in the city on Saturday, which they say were worse than the riots at Cronulla in 2005. But the historic alliance is already fraying at the edges, with segments of the Muslim community refusing to participate and some protesters vowing to ignore the orders.
Sheikh Feiz Mohammad, an extremist figure who has been linked to the protests, and Hizb ut-Tahrir, a radical organisation whose annual conference last Sunday forced the protest to be moved a day earlier, were not invited to the meeting. ...

Police have made 8 arrests - Anti-terrorist Group of Australian Security Agency ready to swoop on more!

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Annmarie Pipa said...

I do not understand any of what is going on. I have a son who just turned 19...and have a slight understanding of how stupid their smart actions can be.

Jim said...

We really must defend our democratic principles when religious-based radical organizations threaten free speech we take as a democratic right....whether we agree with what is being said or not.
Whether they are groups from within our society or from 'new' citizens, to lose this right is not tolerable.
Demonstrate all we want, but peacefully.

JohnD said...

That's " .... All we are saying ..... "

JohnD said...

Jim, I agree, whole heartedly

This is far superior - turn up the volume!: