Monday, December 12, 2005

Aussie Riots: Weapons stockpile found on rooftop.

Australia: This is what I mean by politically correct reporting in most of the Aussie papers.

More than 30 molotov cocktails and crates of rocks were found during a rooftop search in Sydney's southern suburbs last night as the city endured a second consecutive night of race-related violence. The stockpile was discovered at south Maroubra, not far from where a mob smashed car windows on Sunday. Cricket bats, rocks and iron bars were also confiscated by police monitoring about 100 people who gathered near Maroubra beach. Rocks and flares were thrown at police trying to disperse the group, and a female constable was injured when a projectile struck her leg. Police were also hit with projectiles as a crowd of about 100 people gathered for a second night in Brighton-le-Sands, in Sydney's south. Seven people were injured, 11 men were arrested and cars and shops were trashed as a new wave of unrest hit the city overnight in apparent reprisal attacks for Sunday's race riot at Cronulla, where alcohol-fuelled mobs chased and bashed people of Middle Eastern appearance. The trouble began last night when a group of 200 mostly Muslim men gathered at Lakemba Mosque, in Sydney's south-west, apparently after rumours that an attack on the building was imminent. Two police cars were damaged and rubbish bins were thrown at shopfronts as officers attempted to control the crowd. A family was forced to move out of their apartment after their five-month-old son narrowly escaped being injured when a bottle was thrown through their apartment window, shattering the glass. At Cronulla, about 50 men arrived in cars last night before rampaging through the beach community, smashing car windows and shopfronts with baseball bats
Which group? Who made up this group? AP gives us the info.
Young men of Arab descent struck back in several Sydney suburbs Sunday, fighting with police for hours and smashing dozens of cars with sticks and bats, police said. They said 31 people were injured, including a white man who was allegedly stabbed in the back, and 16 arrested. Carloads of youths also tore through the suburbs Monday night, attacking vehicles and throwing bottles through windows. While only one person was reported injured and six arrested, there appeared to be more damage to cars and stores than on Sunday.
Previous posts here, here, here , here , here and here with background info.

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