I have no idea if Indian students in Sydney and Melbourne are being targeted for their ethnicity, or just caught up in general breakdown of law and order.
But it’s not much fun to see Canberra now vying for space in the worldwide reporting of the issue.
The Hindu is one of many reporting on an attack in Macquarie on three Sri Lankan students:
- After Indians, a group of students from Sri Lanka have been allegedly attacked in Australia, with three men smashing the windows of their home, taunting them with “racist insults” in Macquarie in north Canberra. It is alleged that the three attacked the house after an unsuccessful attempt to crash a party. The students alleged that a car window was also broken.
Police were investigating the allegations of attacks, ABC News reported. One of the students, Dijula Wijesuriya, said he had been threatened with a knife. “This guy comes up and takes out a knife and says ‘get out of our streets,’” he said.
One has to wonder what sort of racists try to crash the party first.