Three generous young women were kind enough to provide some light
entertainment at today's protests in the streets of Sydney. A group of thugs
trying to stop people from freely trading with others in foreign countries
protested violently, shouting slogans justifying violence in the name of peace, while protesting about
the prospect of war with a dictator who does exactly
But while the "Violence For Peace" groups were off breaking things and shouting
hate slogans at the police, these women stripped down to only red paint and
silly grins, then prostrated themselves on a big US flag.
An odd way to show support for a culture which persecutes women
who do not cover their bodies with 'appropriate modesty', but that detail was
clearly missed by appreciative onlookers.
Of course Bob (pro freedom expression) Carr had banned all protests during
the visitation of the VIPs at the WTO conference, and the police had to work
out how to deal with the situation. In a desperate attempt to stop masses of
Sydneyites joining the civil disobedience, leaving their offices and joining
the mob, they had little choice but to take the women into their
custody. Though the women were later released 'without conviction'.
More demonstrations are planned for tomorrow, and with entertainment like that,
they should be well attended.
But will all these attendees actually agree with the ideals of the protesters?
Well .. let's undress that issue when we come to it.