Sunday, September 07, 2008

"Antiwar" Movement Force Cancellation Of Remembrance Day Event

In Australia an upcoming event to commemorate the war dead has had to be cancelled because of threatened violence by supposed peace campaigners:

"FERAL" rioters who wreaked havoc at 2006's G20 meeting have forced a Remembrance Day event to be cancelled.

The three-day defence expo due to start on November 11 has been scrapped amid fears of violence by "low-life anarchists".

Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition, to be held in Adelaide, took the dramatic step after reports hundreds of protesters from Melbourne and Sydney planned to disrupt it.

In recent weeks, police gave several confidential briefings on the scale of the planned protests and the cost of countering them.

4 comments:

JuliaM said...

I'd have thought the Aussies were made of sterner stuff than to allow themselves to be cowed by a bunch of unwashed hippies...

Anonymous said...

Do your research, rather than just regurgitate bad news stories.

There was no planned protest against anything to do with Rememberance Day. There was a planned protest against the arms fair (Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition) that was scheduled to start in Rememberance Day. The arms fair has now been cancelled.

JuliaM said...

Ah, the Rememberance Day event was just 'collateral damage', then...?

Nice. Typical of the left, too.

Ross said...

I accept the point that the protests were aimed at the arms expo, and I should have made that clearer, but even so planning violent protests for Remembrance Day is pretty low.