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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Chop71 Chop71 10:37 pm 26 Jan 12

Just when you thought Mully had a “Housing affordability problem”, along comes the Tent Embassy.

Thumper Thumper 10:26 pm 26 Jan 12

I-filed said :

Keep posting folks – it will be very interesting to see whether JB has the chops to award the Mully to the Tent Embassy! : )

The “affordabilty” thread has passed Ponting and has firmly got Clarke in it’s eyes

Jethro Jethro 10:11 pm 26 Jan 12

Although the “keep posting folks” seems to negate my rant.

Jethro Jethro 10:10 pm 26 Jan 12

I-filed said :

Keep posting folks – it will be very interesting to see whether JB has the chops to award the Mully to the Tent Embassy! : )

Seriously.. why can’t people understand what the Mully is?

It’s simple… most discussion in the month gets warded the Mully. It’s not about stupidity, or ignorance, or anger in the community. It’s what gets the comments flowing on the website.

Learn the rules people!!!

Jethro Jethro 10:04 pm 26 Jan 12

fgzk said :

“Australia day” is the day we celebrate the arrival of gunmen to our shores. Its fitting that we see gunmen man handle our PM and the call goes up to wipe out an Aboriginal camp. Send in the gunman. Does it get any better than that. Australia Day, brought to you by gunman. Compliance is mandatory.

You aren’t helping your cause.

aussielyn aussielyn 9:35 pm 26 Jan 12

Our Prime Minister & the Leader of the Opposition were virtually held hostage and rescued by AFP security having to run a gauntlet to escape. The demagogue who incited the mob to go to The Lobby should be charged with an offence such as inciting a riot. Both parties could jointly request this charge as the incident was an affront to the dignity of both offices.
I congratulate the AFP & security on a very difficult task & hope they receive recognition next year.

I-filed I-filed 9:04 pm 26 Jan 12

Keep posting folks – it will be very interesting to see whether JB has the chops to award the Mully to the Tent Embassy! : )

PantsMan PantsMan 9:01 pm 26 Jan 12

RegGrundies said :

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

Yeh, I’ve always hated The Lobby.

steveu steveu 8:50 pm 26 Jan 12

What I liked is Gillard and Abbott shared the same car! (Would have been funny if Gillard had pushed him out and told him to get his own car) I wonder if they broke out the brandy to ‘steady their nerves’.

I have to say Abbott comments were actually quite balanced, and made sense (surprisingly). More often than not he says something stupid. He also managed to keep his cool amoungst it all.

A shame that those few (in the grand scheme of things) chose to tarnish the 40th anniversary of the tent embassy with this behaviour. Sent their cause back decades.

Merle Merle 8:37 pm 26 Jan 12

Postalgeek said :

Yeeah, let’s get the full story first.

And from what I understand, having a bite to eat at the Lobby after making a controversial suggestion to move the embassy on the day extra crowds come to the Embassy to mark it turning 40 takes a special kind of smarts.

They weren’t having a bite to eat, they were at an awards ceremony. I doubt someone got up in the morning, heard Abbott’s interview and made the impromptu decision that they really felt like having the ceremony at the Lobby today.

And quite frankly, this is a civillised country. Politicians should be allowed to express reasonable opinions (you might not agree with what he said, but it wasn’t unreasonable) and not have to go into hiding for fear of riots.

fgzk fgzk 8:34 pm 26 Jan 12

“Australia day” is the day we celebrate the arrival of gunmen to our shores. Its fitting that we see gunmen man handle our PM and the call goes up to wipe out an Aboriginal camp. Send in the gunman. Does it get any better than that. Australia Day, brought to you by gunman. Compliance is mandatory.

bliptoe bliptoe 8:23 pm 26 Jan 12

Why isn’t anyone being charged? Disgraceful.

As to the “embassy” – bulldoze it.

Dilandach Dilandach 8:22 pm 26 Jan 12

DrKoresh said :

So your suggestion to get rid of the ‘blight’ that is the tent embassy is to blight the ground it’s on? :facepalm:

For as long as necessary.

astrojax astrojax 8:06 pm 26 Jan 12

RegGrundies said :

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

it isn’t about local indigenous politics, situated as it is in the parliamentary – not ‘act’ – triangle, so it isn’t at all surprising the ngunnawal haven’t had much influence in shifting the tent embassy.

as for today’s events – wasn’t there, haven’t really heard about the ‘facts’, but suggest that as it is the 40th anniversary and lots of extra tents up and people about, don’t necessarily imagine it was the general staffers of the embassy at fault but indigenous factions there for the day’s events. so not necessarily an indictment on the embassy. as i said, said from an uninformed pov…

Arthur McKenzie Arthur McKenzie 7:55 pm 26 Jan 12

androo said :

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.

Spot on. His comments were measured and in no way an attack on Aboriginal people. From what has transpired today and in view of the general commentary we read around the traps Abbott was pretty right in saying the embassy has run its course. The forthcoming referendum (if it happens) doesn’t have much chance and hopefully won’t get up. This episode by the embassy yobs is one good reason why. They do nothing for Aboriginal people who without a shadow of doubt need a fair go. The embassy should go the way of ATSIC and its parasites. They have run their course. They’re living in Australia now.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 7:49 pm 26 Jan 12

I saw on tonight’s news people yelling and banging on the windows. The event taking place was the inaugural National Emergency Medals ceremony. How disgusting to disrupt an event honouring people who helped their fellow Aussies during recent crises like the floods and fires. If they had a problem with something one of the politicians attending had said there are ways of expressing that in a civilised democracy. Disgusting behaviour!

DrKoresh DrKoresh 7:47 pm 26 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

If it were up to me I’d wait for a couple of months until things died down and the tent reverted back to the couple of tents instead of the shanty town it is now. In the middle of the night, arrest all on the grounds. Pull down all the tents, move the shipping container and lock down the surrounding areas until further notice. Anyone breaching the area to be arrested.

Where the tent embassy once stood, some general ‘works’ to take place including bulldozers and large piles of dirt and other obstacles which would make re-establishing the tent embassy both difficult and unpleasant.

The tent embassy is nothing more than a blight, it doesn’t live up to the ideals it was once established under. For that, its time to go.

So your suggestion to get rid of the ‘blight’ that is the tent embassy is to blight the ground it’s on? :facepalm:

p1 p1 7:43 pm 26 Jan 12

androo said :

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.

Mr Abbots comments frequently make me want to riot and smash things. But this does seem slightly overboard.

far_northact far_northact 7:33 pm 26 Jan 12

I think the best bit (of this whole shitty event) was the footage that shows her protection people telling her they were going to escort her out for her safety… she looks around the room and is like (paraphrasing here…) ‘where’s Tony, I suppose we should get him out too’ LOL

dtc dtc 7:29 pm 26 Jan 12

Postalgeek said :

Yeeah, let’s get the full story first.

And from what I understand, having a bite to eat at the Lobby after making a controversial suggestion to move the embassy on the day extra crowds come to the Embassy to mark it turning 40 takes a special kind of smarts.

Yeah, why not cancel your attendance at the very last minute at an awards ceremony for emergency workers, just in case… If Abbott refused to attend places where there might be people he has offended, he wouldnt go to very many places

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