What gives these people the right to disrupt other people's lives? There is no such right but you would never know that from the decisions of the courts
The affinity between Leftists and environmentalists was well on display here. From Napoleon and the Socialist Hitler onwards, both groups cheerfully disregard the rights of others in pursuit of their own interests. Many completely innocent people were greatly put out by the traffic holdups but did the demonstrators care about that? Not as far as one can see. Obtaining their own goal -- personal publicity -- ruled supreme
That personal publicity was the aim can be seen from the pointlessness of their "cause". The people they were championing were NOT refugees. They were people who claimed to be refugees but whom the authorities and the courts had ruled NOT to be refugees. They had already had full attention to their fraudulent claims
A refugees rights activist charged after a protest in Brisbane has been bailed following a night in custody. Emma Jade Dorge, 24, appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with obstruct police and a breach of bail condition.
About a 100 protesters marched in the streets of Kangaroo Point yesterday blocking peak hour traffic as the Gabba Test finished.
The protest began about 5pm at the Kangaroo Point Central Hotel where scores of immigration detainees have been warehoused since last year. The protesters headed down Main St chanting “we won’t stop until we free the refugees”.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said there was no permit issued for the demonstration and it was “an unauthorised protest”.
Dorge was the only person charged following the incident.
Representing herself in court this morning Dorge indicated during a bail application that she was likely to plead not guilty to the charges.
If refused bail today she would spend months in custody for offences that are likely to only attract a fine if found guilty, she told the court.
“All of my alleged offences and history are for peaceful protesting. I don’t pose a risk to the community in being let out on bail,” she said.
Magistrate Annette Hennessy granted bail stating she did not consider Dorge an “unacceptable risk”in the community.