THIS NEW RACISM TURNS TO FIRE
Another warning that those pushing the new racism are – literally – playing with fire:
Vision has emerged of the Commonwealth Games surfboard countdown clock being set alight by protesters, over arrests made on the Gold Coast this week.
The footage shows the timer, which is located along Brisbane Streets Beach at South Back, being lit on fire with an accelerant.
The message attached to the video declares the fire was lit in support of the Stolenwealth Games protesters, who were detained by police in the past week.
Then there’s the false suggestion that police actually hurt Dylan Voller, the hero-victim of the ABC. This actually trades on the myth that Aboriginal prisoners face a higher rate of deaths in custody than do white prisoners, thanks to racism:
“Yesterday in Meanjin (Brisbane, so called Australia) we watched on social media as the police brutalised and arrested peaceful Stolenwealth Games protesters on the Gold Coast,” the message reads.
They used excessive force on young people, people with disabilities, and elders. The police also tried to claim one young person self harmed while in their custody.
“Our action is in no way endorsed by Stolenwealth Games organisers and protesters (who have no knowledge of it), but they have our solidarity through this and more practical acts.”