As you’ve probably heard by now, Schapelle Corby’s been found guilty and sentenced to 20 years and some large amount of rupees fine.
There’s going to be a Free Schapelle protest tonight (27-MAY-2005) outside the Indonesian embassy (8 Darwin Ave Yarralumla) at 5.30.
(That is to say, a protest about making Schapelle free, not a protest that is free. Though I don’t suppose you’ll have to pay to be there so it will be free too).
[ED – Caz also sent in the following:
Get your hankies out folks, and bring along your pitchforks and burning torches. Itâ€™s time to form an angry mob! And who doesnâ€™t like being part of one of those?
Now that Our Schapelleâ„¢ has been sentenced to 20 years in a dirty Balinese prison, its time to tell those Indonesians that theyâ€™re very naughty people indeed. Because she didnâ€™t do it! Sheâ€™s very pretty! And good at hand gestures! And she, um, said she didnâ€™t do it!
Canberrans who want to beat their chests and howl about the â€˜terrible injusticeâ€™ of it all can attend a rally this arvo out the front of the Indonesian embassy. Itâ€™s set to take place at 5:30pm. Sadly, if youâ€™re someone who likes to make an arse of themselves in front of the television cameras, youâ€™ll probably be disappointed. The rally starts too late to make any of tonightâ€™s news bulletins. Nice planning, morons.
My sources tell me the Greens are organising the event. That should convince the Indonesian authorities to change their minds â€“ having a bunch of unwashed, pot-smoking hippies descend on their embassy. Schapelleâ€™s release is clearly going to be imminent!