“Whose streets!? Our streets!”

15 Dec

I don’t have time to tell the whole tale right now, but a few media outlets have written about today’s protest in Sydney to show support for & solidarity with online whistleblower Wikileaks… you can get some of the essential details there.

Well, except that they’re all very reticent to criticise the Police for acting like brutish infants even when people were walking along the footpath. More of that tomorrow afternoon.

Right now, I just have raw video, but I think it’s important to share some of it now. I think it generally speaks for itself.

I’d suggest turning the volume down as, well, everybody is screaming.

Also, some photos I managed to take along the way. Hardly a comprehensive account, it’s hard to take a still photo when your local friendly police officer has you by the collar.

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3 Responses to ““Whose streets!? Our streets!””

  1. Kate December 15, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Glad you captured some of their agro too – it’s not bad enough that they rough up ralliers, they try to obstruct documentation as well…

    • proudreader December 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

      Tell me about it… at Villawood a few weeks ago they really went out of their way to try and snatch away cameras.

      This time around though, I lost my notebook where I had been trying to record badge numbers.

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