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The Marist riot

By johnboy - 1 December 2013 137

ACT Policing were required to respond to numerous incidents of disorderly behaviour and traffic hazards by graduating students from Marist College in Civic early this morning (Sunday, 1 December).

Around 2am police received reports of over 120 students congregated in the Pitts car park, Civic prior to commencing a walk southbound along the Commonwealth Avenue finishing in Pearce.

Police received several calls from members of the public reporting that the crowd was disrupting traffic flow in the vicinity of Capital Circle by walking and running onto the roadway to stop traffic – endangering not only themselves but others.

Ten general duties patrols attended and escorted the group but were forced on several occasions to block traffic along Adelaide Avenue and Melrose Drive to ensure the safety of individuals marching, many of whom were intoxicated and displaying aggressive behaviour.

Police vehicles were intermittingly hit with rocks and police officers abused by members of the crowd.

Upon arrival at Marist College students were asked to move on and the crowd dispersed within 15 minutes.

During the walk three males were arrested for breach of the peace and released soon after.

Acting Superintendent Jo Cameron said the prime objective of police during the walk was to keep the crowd moving towards Marist College whilst minimising disruption to traffic and preventing injury to pedestrians.

“As we pointed out in our recent stand up on school formals police are not against students having a good time but if things get out of hand action will be taken,” Acting Superintendent Cameron said.

“We encourage everyone to go out and have a good time but police along with the community will in no way tolerate anti-social behaviour that could put themselves and other lives at risk.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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137 Responses to
The Marist riot
IrishPete 9:39 am 02 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

The Marist kids keeping up the school’s fine traditions. Brother Koska and Paul Lyons are looking down from above smiling.

I don’t think Kotska is dead.

IP

Postalgeek 9:23 am 02 Dec 13

Riot gear, batons, rubber bullets, tear gas. Now that would be an education.

Skidbladnir 9:21 am 02 Dec 13

johnboy said :

arresting the whole damn lot of them would one supposes be too much to ask for.

The “I am Spartacus” solution?

Baggy 9:16 am 02 Dec 13

johnboy said :

arresting the whole damn lot of them would one supposes be too much to ask for.

I’m sorry, arresting them for what? Are you then in favour of arresting, for example, protestors at various anti-capitalist/globalisation riots? Guilt by association, yeah?

Baggy 9:15 am 02 Dec 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Retards.

Also, I’m sure the levels of non protected boy on boy bumming was massive that night.

Do I detect a healthy dose of homophobia there?

How about an enormous case of generalisation?

Roundhead89 said :

The Marist kids keeping up the school’s fine traditions. Brother Koska and Paul Lyons are looking down from above smiling.

What do those two scumbags have to do with a mob of kids going off the rails today?

johnboy 9:10 am 02 Dec 13

arresting the whole damn lot of them would one supposes be too much to ask for.

Tooks 8:56 am 02 Dec 13

Robertson said :

The take-home message I get from this is that you can throw rocks at police cars and the police won’t charge you with anything.

Limp.

Cool, you try it next time you see a cop car and see how you go.

Or you could use that dormant organ sitting in your headbone and realise someone throwing rocks from within a large group probably couldn’t be identified as the thrower. Maybe cops could forget about common proofs and just charge whoever, right?

Robertson 8:16 am 02 Dec 13

The take-home message I get from this is that you can throw rocks at police cars and the police won’t charge you with anything.

Limp.

ScienceRules 8:03 am 02 Dec 13

You just can’t beat a classical, private education. Can you?

Roundhead89 7:07 am 02 Dec 13

The Marist kids keeping up the school’s fine traditions. Brother Koska and Paul Lyons are looking down from above smiling.

IrishPete 11:01 pm 01 Dec 13

MrPC said :

I’d abuse you too if you used the word intermittingly in a sentence.

For some reason the scene from Life Of Brian, where the Roman officer corrects Brian’s graffiti, comes to mind…

IP

Mr Evil 10:10 pm 01 Dec 13

See, a Catholic education is a good education…………

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:04 pm 01 Dec 13

Retards.

Also, I’m sure the levels of non protected boy on boy bumming was massive that night.

MrPC 9:46 pm 01 Dec 13

I’d abuse you too if you used the word intermittingly in a sentence.

Skidbladnir 9:31 pm 01 Dec 13

Disappointing.

No damage to buildings, no stolen public signage, people arrested without use of pepper spray and nobody charged, no incidents with Parliament House or Embassies, and being willingly dispersed in fifteen minutes without a barbeque?
Very disappointing indeed, boys. And poor form on the rock throwing at police.

(Things have really settled since my walkback…)

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