7/3/07

KIWIS PREPARED TO BE ARRESTED OVER 'DISGUSTING' HOWARD CRACKDOWN

Date: 3 July 2007
Auckland 9am: While the Aussies might be finding it hard to warm to the plight of the Aboriginal communities now under fire from federal government, Kiwis are right in the thick of it...

The organisers of last night's protest outside the Australian Consulate in Auckland say the rally was a big success...(listen)

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Joe Carolan there from the Solidary Union, who says people are absolutely disgusted with what's happening across the Ditch at the moment.

Protestors got into a skirmish with police last night and one man was arrested. (listen)

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He's 22-year-old Tane Seary, who says he was trying to calm a situation but got caught in the crossfire. (listen)

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Seary will appear in court on Friday but says he'll also be filing a complaint against police.

Meanwhile a Sydney lawyer told Pacific Radio News she's heartened by the support New Zealanders are showing for the Aboriginal communities...

Larissa Behrendt, from the Eualeyai Kamilaroi tribe, says their communities are rallying for support but there's a huge gulf between them and most Australians. (listen)

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John Howard is saying a report on child sex abuse within the communities is "intolerable" and plans to means-test families, take over some of the land for housing, and ban alcohol and pornography.

1 comment:

martita said...

I am going to find out if there are any demos @ our Australian consulate in Chicago.....I know that we could probably get a group of American tangata whenua (and other supporters) to come out in support