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To: RoosterRedux

FakeNewsMSM in Australia have gone to great lengths to hide the socialist ideology of some of today’s Black Lives Matter protests.
and MSM have infuriated millions by pivoting from lecturing everyone about lockdown rules and social distancing to excusing thousands marching shoulder to shoulder through the streets:

behind paywall. refers to Supreme Court decision Friday that Sydney protest would not be lawful due to covid restrictions etc, but an appeal minutes before today’s protest was won by New South Wales protest organiser, RAUL BASSI:

Sydney protest rally ‘to go ahead’
The Australian - 6 June 2020
Protest organiser Raul Bassi (New South Wales organiser) said even though he “lost” in court, he would continue to fight ... The protest in South Australia has been organised by a Socialist Alliance-linked organisation...

6 Jun: Canberra Times: Court saves Sydney rally for black lives
by Luke Costin and Heather McNab, Australian Associated Press
Lawyers for rally organiser Raul Bassi say they believed it was also a “reasonable excuse” to breach the public health orders stopping mass gatherings.
“If we don’t die from the (coronavirus) pandemic, then we will die from police brutality,” said Sadique, who has a West African background...
The rally gained approval about 2.45pm, 15 minutes before its scheduled start, after Mr Bassi’s lawyers filed an urgent challenge to Supreme Court Justice Desmond Fagan’s decision on Friday night...
Chief Justice Tom Bathurst said the reasons for the decision would be published early next week.

Green Left Australia: Raul Bassi: Socialist Alliance candidate for Blaxland
From Green Left Weekly, July 7, 2004.
Raul Bassi was born in Argentina and migrated to Australia in 1983. His first political demonstration was against the US invasion of Santo Domingo in 1965. He embraced socialism and anti-imperialism and joined the struggle for working-class and human rights...
When he migrated to Australia, he became involved with left Labor Party campaigns...
As a member of the Transport Workers Union, he fought against the NSW government’s workers compensation changes. He has also been involved with organisations in solidarity with Latin America, particularly Cuba and Argentina...
Raul is a national convenor of the Socialist Alliance and a member of the Committees in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean...

following is how the FakeNewsMSM avoided mentioning there was no social distancing!

ABC Australia: Many people were wearing masks and social distancing was being actively encouraged by rally organisers (excerpt from the following):

6 Jun: ABC Australia: Black Lives Matter rallies held across Australia to protest against mistreatment and deaths of Indigenous people
(Queensland protest was) organised by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) to show solidarity with the uprisings in the United States and Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
WAR representatives released a list of 14 demands for the protest, including the dismantling of the policing and justice system and the implementation of all 339 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody...

the day passed peacefully, it seems, until the very end when a few rabble-rousers in Sydney managed to attract a bit of pepper-spraying from the police in a train station or something. didn’t watch a minute of it, but have seen mention of it online. gave the FakeNewsMSM something to criticise the police about!

SBS Australia: Police have pepper sprayed protesters at a CBD train station following Sydney’s largely peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.

19 posted on 06/06/2020 4:13:30 AM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: MAGAthon

in Australia, the Green Party is closely associated with the protests, and Greens MP, David Shoebridge, has been the acceptable, go-to guy (as opposed to Raul the socialist) for much of the FakeNewsMSM.

Protesters arrested at Town Hall, rally gets green light
Queensland Times-4 hours ago
NSW Greens MP, David Shoebridge, who is working with the organisers, said the appeal followed advice from the legal community that the ...

Raul the socialist had no trouble getting the NSW Supreme Court to hear his appeal on a Saturdaym within hours of the original decision:

6 Jun: Brisbane Times: Court of Appeal rules Sydney Black Lives Matter protest is authorised
By Georgina Mitchell and Michaela Whitbourn; with Tom Rabe
In an urgent hearing on Saturday afternoon, Chief Justice Tom Bathurst, Court of Appeal President Andrew Bell and Justice Mark Leeming ordered that the assembly at Town Hall in the CBD – planned for 5000 people – was authorised...
The decision was delivered at about 2.45pm, 15 minutes before the planned start time of the demonstration. Crowds who had gathered for the protest cheered as the news filtered through.
Organisers initially liaised with police last week to gain approval for a 50-person vigil...

However, organisers subsequently updated police that more people were expected to attend. Police took the matter to the NSW Supreme Court, which declined to give approval for the assembly due to concerns over COVID-19...
In his ruling on Friday night, Justice Des Fagan said “all of us have given up many rights” to deal with the pandemic, and added that he didn’t “diminish the importance of the cause”...

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst said reasons for the previous decision being overturned would be published next week. The Court of Appeal is expected to say NSW Police had previously authorised the protest, including when the figure for estimated attendees was increased...

In a statement, Peter O’Brien – the solicitor for protest organiser Raul Bassi – said holding an assembly which is considered lawful under the NSW Summary Offences Act provides “certain immunities from criminal liability” for those who take part.
“This decision will, in the opinion of lawyers, constitute a ‘reasonable excuse’ for the purposes of the public health directions issued by the Minister for Health which would otherwise prohibit gatherings in public places of more than 10 people,” Mr O’Brien said...

Greg Barns SC, spokesperson for the Australian Lawyers Alliance, said the decision is “an important win for the rule of law in stopping the abuse of COVID powers by NSW Police”.

Speaking outside court before the decision was overturned, upper house Greens MP David Shoebridge said a “fundamental jurisdictional error” had been made...

what a joke this has made of the lockdown. Aussies aren’t happy.

20 posted on 06/06/2020 4:28:49 AM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: MAGAthon; Fedora

ping down under

32 posted on 06/12/2020 5:07:48 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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