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Sydney violence – a few selected pieces from overseas media

December 12th, 2005 · No Comments

No original content in this post… just quotes from a few media clippings sourced from google news:

NEW YORK TIMES: Australian Mobs Attack People Believed to Be of Arab Descent
…Thousands of drunken white youths attacked people they believed were of Arab descent at a beach outside Sydney on Sunday in one of Australia’s worst outbursts of ethnic violence…

GUARDIAN (LONDON): Revenge attacks bring second night of race violence to Sydney
Australia was last night in the grip of its worst race clashes since independence, with youths battering cars and shattering shop windows as violence spread through Sydney’s suburbs for a second day.

STANDARD (HONG KONG): Sydney violence spreads
Youths riding around in vehicles bashed cars and smashed store windows in suburban Sydney late Monday, police said, as violence continued for a second night in a row.

AL JAZEERA (QATAR): Race riots erupt in Sydney
…Chanting “No more Lebs” and “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie … Oi, Oi, Oi”, mobs of drunken young men waving Australian flags attacked anyone suspected of having a Middle Eastern background.

One Muslim woman’s headscarf was ripped off and another was chased into a beach kiosk, local media reported….

Do 5000 angry people, some yelling racist slogans, represent Sydney’s 4 million residents?

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