POLICE used capsicum spray during a running battle with angry rioters in the Sydney CBD yesterday as an anti-America rally erupted into a series of violent clashes.
Triggered by a YouTube video mocking Islam and the prophet Mohammed, the city was rocked by a wild melee involving more than a 1000 protesters, with police being struck by water bottles, rocks and pieces of timber.
Six policemen were among a dozen people injured, with two officers requiring hospital treatment as the inner-city streets and Hyde Park turned into bloody battlegrounds.
Frontline police, including a dozen dog handlers, resorted to using capsicum spray as a wall of protesters tried to storm past them.
The Sydney riot follows a deadly wave of Islamic protests around the world which have left at least six people dead – including the horrific killings of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three US nationals in Libya on Tuesday.
The Sydney riot caused traffic chaos, forcing diversions as the placard-waving protesters – many of them women and children – gathered at Sydney’s Town Hall around noon before moving to the US consulate in Martin Place.
Most disturbing was a shocking image of a young boy in Hyde Park holding a sign declaring: “Behead all those who insult the prophet”. It went viral on social media.
Other sign slogans included: “Our dead are in paradise, your dead are in hell”.
The crowd then headed to Hyde Park chanting “Down, down USA”.
It’s there where the violence exploded. As police tried to disperse the crowd officers were attacked. They used capsicum spray to defend themselves. Police said cars were damaged and eight people were arrested.
At least one man was arrested in the late afternoon for attacking a police dog.
At least seven people were taken to hospital. Violence again broke out at 4.30pm when riot police clashed with the surging crowd as it attempted to move from Hyde Park towards Martin Place.
More to the point:
The Muslim excuse for violence is getting thinner and thinner. Wasn’t their violence blamed on a U.S. made film? Then what does Australia got to do with it? Muslims are rioting in Australia, spitting on police and hitting them.
In July 2012 Nasser Al-Bahri, former bodyguard of Osama Bin Laden, warned that there would be large scale attacks against the West in “near future”. The plotting and planning continues, and the masses are made to become more aggressive and angry.
Hopefully these worldwide riots are a wake-up call for the West to realize what they are doing with their immigration policies and weaknesses. They need to plan to begin removing Muslim migrants, and stop all further immigration of more Muslims to the west.
- Andrew Bolt Blog: We let them in. Now they threaten
- Herald Sun: Don’t bring riots here, Victorian Muslim leaders plead (Now that’s taqiyya!)
- Fox News: Al Qaeda calls for more attacks on US embassies
- 2.0: The Blogmocracy: State department orders Media to stop asking about Benghazi attack
- Instapundit: Why Barack Obama should resign