On Monday night, as is the case on every other night of every other week here in NSW, the police were charged with keeping the peace. But the peace was not kept despite law enforcement being aware of and in the presence of those who were intent on violently disturbing the state’s peace.
A large and angry crowd who were noisily supportive of Hamas, who were shouting threats against Jews, and who had earlier marched from Town Hall to light flares and burn the Israeli flag on the forecourt steps of the Sydney Opera House, were allowed to force themselves into the mourning and remembrance of Australians whose family and friends in Israel had just been butchered and murdered by Hamas thugs.
With the colours of the flag of Israel projected onto the Opera House sails by order of the state’s Premier, Chris Minns, to show this state’s and country’s long and unwavering support for Israel, incredibly the mourners were told to stay away by the police while those who wanted to abuse the memory of the dead, the grief of the mourners as well as threaten the living, were given leeway.
Is this really what the keeping of the peace is all about? Capitulation before a group who has violent and clear intent? The giving of control of the streets to thugs in the hope that they will make their point and go home? The submission of the state to those wanting to do us harm?
Despite the Premier declaring today that the streets will not be given over to an unpeaceful march, I just watched on Sky News acting Commissioner David Hudson of NSW Police give a press conference. Having stated that a permit to march will not be given authorisation as the application is inside the seven day timeframe, the acting Commissioner said that the Police are powerless to stop people gathering if they walk along the footpath and don’t obstruct traffic etc. So,
There are thugs on the street,
But the Police Commissioner said…”Roll over”,
So we all rolled over and…
some good news… https://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-trump-presidential-immunity-claim/news-story/a2e4ccd7b54c64847b66db81e5a80557