Ethnic tensions erupted Sunday into running battles between police and a mob of thousands of youths, many chanting racial slurs, at a beachside suburb in southern Sydney.
At least three people were arrested and several injured in alcohol-fueled fights. Television images showed police protecting an ambulance being pelted with beer bottles and a group of young women attacking another woman.
Other youths stamped on police vehicles and police officers fought back with batons and pepper spray.
The behavior, “is nothing short of disgusting and disgraceful,” said Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Goodwin. It’s certainly not the Australian way.”
“What has been occurring on some fronts is that people of Middle Eastern backgrounds that have been seen in the Cronulla area, a swarm of the crowd has approached these people with vile abuse, in the most un-Australian way,” Goodwin said. “We have a number of reports of persons that have been assaulted.”
Está en inglés, me dirán. No importa. Nuestro amigo Blueslord se ha tomado la molestia de traducirlo entero al español, además de darnos una visión pormenorizada de cómo los bloggers australianos valoran estos ataques racistas de islamistas a ciudadanos normales para adueñarse de unas playas.
Los disturbios se produjeron en los alrededores de Cronulla (un suburbio de Sydney), cuando descendieron a ese área miles de personas para responder a las bandas de musulmanes libaneses que intentaban “conquistar” las playas mediante el asalto a familias locales y las palizas a los salvavidas solitarios de surfistas.