:: Saturday, 17 December 2005 ::
SBS - SLOPPY BUT OTHERWISE ON THE MONEY
The riots on December 10 broke out when crowds of mainly white Australians turned out at the beach suburb of Cronulla to vent anger against gangs of Australians of Lebanese descent, who they blamed for a gang attack on two surf life guards the week before.
Television pictures showed ugly scenes of white gangs targetting anyone of Middle-Eastern appearance. Police used capsicum spray and batons to quell the rioters.
Later that night, and subsequent nights, gangs of youths of Middle-Eastern background retaliated by rampaging through ?white? suburbs smashing cars and buildings.
There was only one riot. Not more than one. Sheesh.
And plus the blame for the attacks on the lifeguards is entirely deserved. Because the Muslim Lebs did it.
Apart from the weaselly inaccuracy, this is as a good a description of what's gone on of late as you will find anywhere.
:: WB 1:33 pm [link+] ::