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Enslave Tibet! Sheepy the awkward protester at the Canberra torch relay. *Video*

By TheHunters - 29 April 2008 52

Sheepy of the hunters takes on the Chinese rent-a-crowd at the Beijing torch relay in Canberra! Armed with a camera and an “Enslave Tibet” sign, Sheepy sets out on a solo mission to express his undying love for the motherland, CHINA!

[ED – Anyone who has no idea what this video is about have a look at this comment here in the Torch relay thread by TroyWilliams. The video’s poster, TheHunters, even goes so far as quote Troy & the-RiotACT to describe their Chaser style prank. Well Done TheHunter, Sheepy, et al!]

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Enslave Tibet! Sheepy the awkward protester at the Canberra torch relay. *Video*
Thumper 2:57 pm 30 Apr 08

Personally I believe his ultimate goal is to genetically engineer a pigeon rat

Tap, great, maybe that is his goal.

I’m happy you believe this.

As for asking why?

Let’s see. 2020 summit was unrepresentative swill (thanks P Keating for that remark)who amazingly gave us a 99%+ voted for a republic.

Rudd then triumphantly parades this in front of the press as being the voice of Australia.

In the meantime he has promoted a new GG, this time one who is a staunch republican.

And why change what is not broken.

And it’s my opinion.

stray 2:47 pm 30 Apr 08

‘politburo’ – mmm, makes me think of burritos…nom nom

tap 2:28 pm 30 Apr 08

Thumper: Why do you believe that? If you are right, why is it a bad thing? Not the 2020 unrepresentative blah blah blah we’ve already covered that but you’re belief that Rudd’s ultimate goal is to lead his country to a republic. Da da daaa!

Personally I believe his ultimate goal is to genetically engineer a pigeon rat.

Thumper 1:50 pm 30 Apr 08

I believe that this is Rudd’s ultimate goal.

He wants to be known as the man who changed Australia into a republic.

That the 2020 unrepresentative swill all voted for a republic, bar one was not surprising.

Crikey 12:26 pm 30 Apr 08

If Rudd and Stanhope get their way we will become the People’s Republic of Australia – just look at the 2020 summit.

We already have a ‘politburo’ (aka 2020 summit) where 1,000 undemocratically specially appointed people came together to ruber-stamp the Rudd Government’s manifesto.

CanberraGreen 10:39 am 30 Apr 08

It’s interesting that in the People’s Republic of the ACT where Chairman Jon goes on, and on, and on about human rights he has rolled over so meekly a guy’s right to quietly ‘protest’ without causing too much trouble. Maybe we are in China?

ant 10:15 am 30 Apr 08

Did anything more happen? I like the premise, it was a great idea, but just seemed to meander off into pointlessness… other than further showing the behaviour of the pro-chinese ruffians. ABC TV and radio seem to be the only media (other than there) that’ve really tried to tell that story.

And no, we have no “right to free speech” here in Australia. We actually have many legislated laws that limit speech. There’s anti-vilification laws, and of course our amazing defamation laws. And I’m pretty sure truth still isn’t an absolute defence ie what you say can be true, and still held to be defamatory.

smokey4 9:59 am 30 Apr 08

Shows the power of the positive statement.

Much better than the pro Chinese guy shouting “No Free Tibet!” as he was arrested and escorted away. Gave exactly the opposite message to what he was trying to achieve and no doubt he will be recycled for body parts on return to China in one of those large black buses the Chinese use.

Skidbladnir 9:22 am 30 Apr 08

@RuffNReady & DMD: There is no “Freedom of Speech” enshrined in the Australian Constitution, nor is it explicitly mentioned in any legislation.

We -do- have an implied right to freedom of communication on political matters which has been seen to exist by the High Court of Australia on at least two occasions, also recognised that comment on public affairs and discussion relating to politics (as in concerning social relationships and structures concerned with authority or power) are indivisible.

This is only an implied right so potentially huge in scope, but is not guaranteed to apply to all circumstances everywhere.
If the policeman takes your protest sign, getting him to respect the non-written parts of the Constitution at the time will prove difficult unless you also have a QC-on-a-leash nearby.

BeyondThought 7:15 am 30 Apr 08

Well done TheHunters, RA and others.

Troy for Mayor!!! Err, Chief Minister. RA Should sponsor him in the Council Elections as the Riot-Act candidate. If the bushfire peoples can have their own party, can’t wel

Deadmandrinking 11:51 pm 29 Apr 08

I’ve heard freedom of speech is not actually in the constitution.

RuffnReady 11:46 pm 29 Apr 08

Why did the cop take his sign? I thought we had freedom of speech.

Deadmandrinking 11:42 pm 29 Apr 08

I saw that d*ckhead. I chuckled to myself, then shook my head for humanity.

el 11:21 pm 29 Apr 08

Agreed. 5 minutes too long.

ant 11:03 pm 29 Apr 08

Well, it started off well, but after the cop pinched his sign, and all you could hear was overplayed commercial music, I got rather bored with it. And turned it off (bandwidth costs money you know).

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