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Sunday, 5 February 2017

FLINDERS ST PROTEST


Post by HOWARD MAROSI -FRIENDS OF PUBLIC HOUSING VIC
                                                 DEFEND AND EXTEND PUBLIC HOUSING

The almost completely non-violent, obedient protest in Flinders Street has been sensationalized, distorted and smeared by the mainstream media.

https://www.facebook.com/9NewsMelbourne/videos/1792815744315412/?pnref=story (Channel 9`s unedited footage of the Flinders Street protest)

I looked at the entire 1 hour 20 minutes of footage. I would call it a non-violent demonstration, where police were obeyed by protesters and the homeless. There looked like hundreds of protesters, and there were only 2 or 3 violent people reported. 

Protesters give up their own time and money to exercise their democratic right. They are the opposite of "professional" protesters.

Channel 9`s report on the other hand sensationalized the very few violent incidents, showing one arrestee Naomi warning of violence and weapons, which did not materialize and probably never would have. The report smeared the protest and the protesters, by not ever saying that everyone else was non-violent or that they obeyed the police.

Here is the link to the channel 9 report: http://www.9news.com.au/…/homeless-group-say-they-will-re…/…

ABC also distorted and sensationalized the protest, and smeared protesters.

http://www.abc.net.au/…/violence-on-flinders-street…/8228862
Lastly, where was the presence of the Australian Greens, official or unofficial?


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