Even the various news broadcasts last night got it right: there was open warfare on the streets of Melbourne yesterday afternoon. Of course that is somewhat misleading to put it that way, since it implies there were two belligerents attacking each other.
But the truth is, there was one peaceful, joyous group of pro-lifers staging a calm and lawful march through the streets of Melbourne yesterday afternoon, complete with official permit, and there was another group of anarchists, revolutionaries and haters who were intent on preventing this rally and disrupting it in every way possible.
So yes one group – the pro-aborts – declared war on a group of innocent and peaceful men, women and children. And most tragic was the complete inaction of the police. For the most part they did nothing at all to prevent the brown-shirts from assaulting the pro-lifers and declaring their utter hatred and contempt of freedom and democracy.
I describe in detail yesterday’s march here: billmuehlenberg.com/2013/10/12/choosing-death-choosing-hate/
Also look at the many comments under that article where peaceful marchers tell their own stories of how they were attacked, assaulted, intimidated and abused by this rag tag band of anarchists, socialists, lefties, revolutionaries and haters.
But more needs to be said about this. While we can thank and praise the many police who did do a good job and often put themselves in front of the screaming haters, far too often when actual physical attacks were taking place, they did little or nothing.
Indeed, I even stood right next to the police on several occasions as pro-life organisers ran up to them, alerting them of another ugly assault by the pro-death camp. Incredibly the police said nothing and did nothing. Eggs and bottles were thrown at the peaceful pro-lifers, along with punches. Yet there was little intervention by the police.
Banners and signs were snatched, ripped up, and thrown to the ground. The anarchists even tried to steal expensive audio-video equipment. When one pro-lifer actually tried to stop this theft, a policeman threatened him with assault! Go figure.
This was nothing but lawlessness and anarchy on the streets, and this should never take place in a free democracy. The police are there to protect innocent citizens from assault and abuse. They should also be clamping down on public profanity and indecency, which were on display big time from the anarchists.
The pro-lifers had official permission to march along a certain route in the CBD, while the anarchists had no permission to block this lawful and peaceful rally. They brought the city of Melbourne to a standstill, and incredibly the police did absolutely nothing to intervene, even to keep city traffic flowing.
At least some of the media has reported on the actual assaults, even on our politicians. As one write-up states: “A Victorian MP says he was assaulted and egged when pro-choice and anti-abortion groups clashed in Melbourne on Saturday. An organiser of the anti-abortion march, Liberal MP Bernie Finn, says he and others from his group were assaulted by pro-choice activists who held a counter-demonstration. ‘I was belted in the head but I’ve still got the remnants of an egg in my hair,’ he told AAP.
“‘What we saw today was literally a public mugging on the streets of Melbourne and Victoria Police let it happen. We had people being assaulted, being kicked, being stomped on and they sat back and watched.’ Victoria Police played down the protests, saying there were a couple of scuffles between opposing groups but these stopped once police intervened.”
Make no mistake: yesterday we saw open warfare on the streets of Melbourne. What we witnessed there was something we would expect to see on the streets of Beirut or Mogadishu. We would expect there to see such anarchy, violence, open warfare, and riotous behaviour – but on the streets of Melbourne?
The hate-filled anarchists were allowed to intimidate, harass, assault, disrupt and torment a group of lawful marchers, including many babies, children and elderly people. Incredibly, basically nothing was done to prevent this. And as I described in the article I linked to above, these anarchists have now even become so brazen as to enter private functions and seek to shut them down as well.
Be forewarned: as the police stand by and do nothing about all this, this will simply embolden the radicals and activists to do even far worse in future events like this. Indeed, that is exactly what is now happening. If you go to their websites and FB pages, you can read right now about how they plan to be even more ruthless and effective in entirely shutting down any event they disagree with.
My friends, this is simply the death of freedom and democracy in this nation. And when the police, who are supposed to prevent this kind of anarchy and social chaos, stand back and do nothing, then you know the end is near. By doing almost nothing to stop the troublemakers, they are effectively siding with them.
And we have seen this sort of thing before sadly. Just think of Germany in the 1930s. First the police did nothing to prevent Jews and others from being harassed and intimidated and bullied. Soon the police were on the side of those attacking these innocent victims.
Will that become our fate here?
Please contact the Chief of Police and let him know how disappointed you are that they allowed open warfare on the streets of Melbourne. Let them know about their lack of action in protecting the freedom of speech of the lawful and peaceful pro-life marchers.
Ask why they did not intervene to stop all the harassment and assaults from the pro-abortion group. Our complaints now will greatly support pro-life march organisers to ensure our safety in upcoming rallies. In a firm yet polite manner, please direct your complaints here: www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=11933
Please write now and lodge a formal complaint. We all must make our voices heard. If we refuse to speak out, the days of freedom and democracy in Australia will very quickly come to an end, and we will be effectively ruled by the radicals, haters, activists and anarchists.