« | »

“Violent Ferals” At Cheney’s Hotel In Australia

From ABC News:

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against US Vice President Dick Cheney’s visit to Sydney, 23 February 2007. Scuffles broke out when a strong deployement of police confronted about 100 protesters approaching Cheney’s hotel..

Three Cheney protesters arrested

Friday, February 23, 2007

Police have arrested three people at an anti-war protest aimed at US Vice-President Dick Cheney’s visit to Sydney. Police say no charges have been laid at this stage.

Earlier this morning the chanting protesters marched through the Sydney CBD. Uniformed police and officers on horses kept the demonstrators off the roadways.

So far, there has been no major traffic disruptions and police say the protest now appears to have wound down.

Earlier there was a scuffle between protesters and police in the street near a hotel where Mr Cheney was giving an address. Demonstrators dressed in mock police uniforms ran into the crowd and were taken away.

A woman hurt in the crush was treated by ambulance officers.

Police say two women and a man were arrested. Protesters are now demanding they be freed.

‘Violent ferals’

Meanwhile the federal Opposition Leader, Kevin Rudd, says violent ferals targeting Mr Cheney should go about their protests differently.

Mr Rudd is due to meet Mr Cheney this afternoon and plans to discuss the Asia Pacific region, Iraq, Afghanistan, climate change and Guantanamo Bay detainee, South Australian David Hicks.

He says he is not impressed with the protests against the US Vice-President.

Among these protesters we see a bunch of violent ferals and they should expect absolutely no sympathy from the police,” he said.

“You see in Australia we do things peacefully – if we’ve got different points of view we should be putting those points of view peacefully in the normal fashion.” …

A demonstrator is arrested at a protest against US Vice-President Dick Cheney’s visit to Australia in Sydney. Protestors demonstrating against Cheney’s visit to Sydney clashed with police for a second day Friday, bringing traffic in Australia’s largest city to a standstill.

Good times down under.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to ““Violent Ferals” At Cheney’s Hotel In Australia”

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »