(eng)Aboriginal Children Jailed For Spitting

will (will@anarki.net)
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 10:42:50 +1000 (EST)

Aboriginal Children Jailed For Spitting

The unofficial apartheid system in the australian state of Queensland
showed its ugly face again this week, with the jailing of two aboriginal
children. The two boys, aged eleven and twelve, allegedly harrassed and
spat at Pauline Hanson, an outspokenly racist federal member of parliament
in Brisbane, the state's capital.

This crime was considered to be so serious that the two children were
jailed while they wait to be tried. A date for the hearing has been set
for six weeks time.

The racist MP made some comment along the lines of "christmas would be
just like any other day for them anyway"!

South Africa's original apartheid laws were modeled on Queensland laws.

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There will be a protest spit-in at Pauline Hanson's office in Ipswich on
Monday the 23rd of December in the afternoon sometime. For more
information, listen to the anarchist show on community radio station
4zzzfm (102.1) between midday and 3pm on Monday.