This is from the ABC news site. You’d think we were in bloody Burma or something. Apparently the authorities don’t like democracy protests here either.
There have been several scuffles between police and protesters outside the Burmese Embassy in Canberra during a demonstration over this week’s attacks on monks in and around Rangoon.
More than 30 police and several police dogs have formed a line on the road outside the Burmese Embassy.
Earlier dozens of Burmese and Australian protesters formed up to march down the road.
Police came forward and the protesters sat down on the road with their signs.
After several minutes a scuffle broke out with protesters falling over.
One woman was pushed down and struggled to get back up.
Police formed a line yelling move and pushed protesters back, including one man holding his five-year-old daughter.
After some tense disputes, protesters have agreed to move off towards the Chinese Embassy where they intend to picket.