Was that really neccessary? May 11, 2006Posted by campsovereignty in Camp News.
No doubt you would have heard in the news by now that there was a bit of stress at Camp Sovereignty last night. After a beautiful long night of celebration and recollection, all of the supporters gathered around the fire to put it out in the proper way. The authorities weren't happy with that and barged through the crowd to put it out themselves, in complete disrespect to the Fire and all those around it.
The news today has been pretty full with claims and counter-claims of heavy handedness. We say, have a look for yourselves. The ABC website has a video to go with their report which you can read here. There is obvious signs of people being pushed around including one of our retired female supporters. Not cool.
One of our crew that was there said: "They came in through the women at the back when the men were standing at the front, the police took the easy way in and they were too heavy handed with what they did."
The irony of the situation is that council workers spent today putting insta-turf on top of the spot where the Sacred Fire was. It's impossible to miss the symbolism of that one!
We'll have more reports soon.