Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Brisbane Sovereign Embassy - The Eviction


This morning 250 odd police officers had Musgrave Park surrounded

Previous Post: Brisbane Sovereign Embassy set up at West End
http://mydemoninyou.blogspot.com/2012/05/brisbane-sovereign-embassy-at-musgrave.html


Surrounding roads were cordoned off from public access


A line of spectators gathered at Cordelia Street by 7AM


The Embassy members guarded their Sacred Fire


Negotiations began


Channel 7 and Channel Ten helicopters rovering above the area




Police officers keeping people out of the Musgrave Park boundary


Supporting spectators formed up along Cordelia Street


Anglo-Australians wearing the Aboriginal Flag
and began chanting "Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land"





Spotted: Cr. Helen Abrahams


Indigenous people from the around area came to support
(4th from left) Local Aboriginal Activist/Murri Community Worker, Sam Watson



watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDUyBu9JBRI



Delivering a message from within the fence by phone




Negotiations failed and police moved in
arrested 31 people while the rest chained themselves together


Hulk Hogan


The Embassy was taken over and the aboriginals salvaged the Sacred Fire


Blowing the fire up
Watch the video below, it's amazing!
At 8:58, this dude ate a burning coal!



watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lEcw6l9pME




The Embassy members marched to Jaggera Hall in song and dance




People living in West End joins in


Hamish Cairns with his Leica M2


Embassy Leaders addresses their people


Original site of the Sacred Fire


Negotiations to let three of them enter the site to retrieve their Sacred Objects


The protesters and supporters marched to Parliament House
to demand Cr. Newman to remove his Aboriginal flag pin
which was received by Police barricades to protect QUT students and visitors of City Botanic Gardens


The protesters then marched to Police Watch House






watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7C-dCrimwE







Police guarded the Queensland Police Headquarters
as the mob marches pass





Aboriginal people angry with Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's statement
about the Embassy being a squatters' camp


Police Watch House


Arrested Embassy members were released




Wayne "Coco" Wharton released, holding his bail conditions paper


Jack Black
(Nah.. that's Harrison Saragossi)







The wait continues...









More photos here
Brisbane Sovereign Embassy at Musgrave Park
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.228847720559113.44769.118858138224739&type=3

Eviction of Brisbane Soverign Embassy Musgrave Park
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.229363390507546.44887.118858138224739&type=3




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