Julia trapped by an angry mob at the Tent Embassy?

johnboy 26 January 2012 341

We’re hearing there have been ugly scenes at the tent embassy with the Prime Minister needing to be rescued by police.

If you were there please tell us all about it in the comments or mail pictures through to images@the-riotact.com .

Here’s Nine’s take on it:

julia gillard bundled into a taxi mopo

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2604 2604 5:52 pm 26 Jan 12

fgzk said :

Jethro …are you sure you have stood up for the Tent Embassy. You seem to have a deluded opinion of what they are about.

What they are “about” is rent-seeking and black exceptionalism, particularly from the rule of law.

The government’s policy towards issues of race should be one of benign neglect. Indigenous Australians should be subject to the same rules and laws as the rest of us and should receive neither preferential nor prejudicial treatment on racial grounds.

Thumper Thumper 5:46 pm 26 Jan 12

How to make friends and influence people.

But that’s okay, idiot hangers-on will continue to set back any real reconcilliation by years.

RegGrundies RegGrundies 5:41 pm 26 Jan 12

Bulldoze it and chuck a plaque there “commemorating it” (should’ve been done decades ago)

The Ngunnawal people themselves have been trying to get rid of it for yonks sparking fueds amongst the Aboriginals themselves

jonquil14 jonquil14 5:41 pm 26 Jan 12

milkman said :

jonquil14 said :

This is from Fairfax photographer Alex Ellinghausen, posted on twitter by 3AW in Melbourne https://twitter.com/#!/3AW693/status/162395257428914178/photo/1

Any chance we could put the details up for the non-twitterers?

If you follow the link you can see it, you don’t need an account, but there are more and better pics at the SMH here http://www.smh.com.au/national/pm—dragged-away-after-being-trapped-by–protesters-20120126-1qj1c.html

welkin31 welkin31 5:35 pm 26 Jan 12

Re #1 simsim – I heard Tony Abbott speaking and I do not recall hearing him say – “…statements that the Tent Embassy needs to be moved…”.
I thought I heard him use the expression “time to move on” – a different thing.

Arthur McKenzie Arthur McKenzie 5:31 pm 26 Jan 12

Having such a meeting within a few metres of the tent embassy at the best of times is a dumb move. Dad’s Army obviously over-reacted and at least one suited CPP person from the army was more intent on not spoiling his suit. But he’s well known for not being much good for anything but telling lame jokes. Good onya BD.

androo androo 5:30 pm 26 Jan 12

when you read Abbott’s comments in context, there is nothing in there at all to trigger this kind of thing. What a disgrace to the protestors.

Fender Fender 5:24 pm 26 Jan 12

Disgraceful and unacceptable.
They have set their cause back 20 years.
Why have no arrests been made?

LSWCHP LSWCHP 5:17 pm 26 Jan 12

This is a tragedy.

How could anybody involved have possibly thought it would be a good idea. “I know…lets have a bit of a riot and attack both the PM and the opposition leader, thus garnering sympathy from both sides of poitics!”. If a bunch of white supremacists had tried to come up with a way to generate hostility towards indigenous people, this would be at the top of the list.

All Australians have a right to peaceful protest, but what happened here was well out of order. The PM was obviously frightened and humiliated. Nobody in public life (or any life really) should feel threatened as they go about their business.

I never thought I’d say this, but Ms Gillard and Mr Abbott both have my sympathy.

fgzk fgzk 5:11 pm 26 Jan 12

The video footage shows the Prime ministers cars driving back through the protest. Smart move……….

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 5:01 pm 26 Jan 12

Thugs and losers.

Deref Deref 4:59 pm 26 Jan 12

A bloody disgrace. I had some sympathy for the tent embassy, but no more. Bulldoze it.

reality_check reality_check 4:58 pm 26 Jan 12

spicoli said :

That pathetic example of pandering called “The Tent Embassy” must go. This is the final straw. what a disgrace.

+1 What an absolute disgrace! There is no excuse for violence – just a further example of why it’s time to shut them down. Demanding the Oz Govt sign a treat of Sovereignty granting ownership of Australian land to the Aboriginal people – what a joke… I hope no one was injured; and hats off to the Police that had to deal with this scum.

fgzk fgzk 4:54 pm 26 Jan 12

Jethro …are you sure you have stood up for the Tent Embassy. You seem to have a deluded opinion of what they are about.

Jethro Jethro 4:46 pm 26 Jan 12

Well, I have stood up for the Tent Embassy for a long time, but if this is true and if its members did indeed launch an attack on our Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, I have little to say other than it’s time is clearly up.

The Tent Embassy was meant to be a way for our indigenous citizens to promote their people and their place in Australia. When they fail to achieve this because they choose to promote violence against our political leaders, they can longer stand by their original mission.

milkman milkman 4:43 pm 26 Jan 12

jonquil14 said :

This is from Fairfax photographer Alex Ellinghausen, posted on twitter by 3AW in Melbourne https://twitter.com/#!/3AW693/status/162395257428914178/photo/1

Any chance we could put the details up for the non-twitterers?

jonquil14 jonquil14 4:16 pm 26 Jan 12

This is from Fairfax photographer Alex Ellinghausen, posted on twitter by 3AW in Melbourne https://twitter.com/#!/3AW693/status/162395257428914178/photo/1

spicoli spicoli 4:12 pm 26 Jan 12

That pathetic example of pandering called “The Tent Embassy” must go. This is the final straw. what a disgrace.

fgzk fgzk 3:46 pm 26 Jan 12

Taken it to the gunman. Good show.

simsim simsim 3:45 pm 26 Jan 12

Correction, please. The Prime Minister AND the Opposition Leader. And it doesn’t take blind freddy to notice the connection between the Opposition Leader deciding, on the 40th Anniversery of the Tent Embassy, to make statements that the Tent Embassy needs to be moved, and the subsequent protest and attack on the Lobby restraunt right net to the Tent Embassy.

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