Monday, December 12, 2005

Australians Sick And Tired Of Terrorists Bullshit

Mobs yelling anti-terrorist chants chased down and bashed people of Middle Eastern appearance at Sydney’s Cronulla beach yesterday, also turning on police fighting to prevent a full-scale riot. A massive police presence at the beach in Sydney’s south failed to prevent the violence that had been expected yesterday, after text messages began circulating among two rival groups urging violent attacks on each other. Twelve people were arrested over the violent scenes, which included numerous assaults on people of Middle Eastern appearance and on an ambulance crew.
Two youths, who looked Middle Eastern, on a train at Cronulla are jeered by a mob outside.
Two paramedics were injured as they tried to get youths of Middle Eastern appearance out of Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club, where they had fled to escape one group. The mob broke the vehicle’s windows and kicked its doors as it attempted to get the group out. Police, who used capsicum spray and batons in their battle to quell the rioters, were also pelted with beer bottles. Some groups in the crowd, estimated to have peaked at 5000, also stomped on and swarmed around police cars trying to move from one violent flare-up to the next. The trouble began with scuffles about midday after thousands of people, many carrying Australian flags and dressed in Australian shirts, rallied at the beach. As the crowd moved along the beach and foreshore area yesterday, one man on the back of a ute began to shout “No more Lebs” — a chant picked up by the group around him. Others in the crowd, carrying Australian flags and dressed in Australian shirts, yelled “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie . . . Oi, Oi, Oi”. Many had adorned their bodies with racist slogans.
A man is arrested at Cronulla Beach after tensions erupted into running battles between police and a mob of thousands of youths.
One shirtless teenager walked by, this message painted on his back: “It’s time for a fucking war, so join the army of hardcore. Within half an hour, reporters at the scene watched at least three young men of Middle Eastern appearance being singled out and chased, their clothes torn as they fled. NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Goodwin said people of ethnic backgrounds had been clear targets. “What has been occurring on some fronts is that people of Middle Eastern backgrounds that have been seen in the Cronulla area — a swarm of the crowd has approached these people” Mr Goodwin said.