NT: 'Sorry' excuse for mob violence

20 Feb 08, NT News:

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd's national apology to the stolen generation has sparked a spate of racial violence in Darwin.

Five people had to be admitted to hospital after one brawl. The Caucasian men were attacked by a group of 10 Aboriginal men, who demanded that their victims "say sorry".

A 28-year-old Territory woman watched helplessly as her friend was king-hit and kicked to the ground outside a Darwin 24-hour eatery on Sunday morning. She said three men ran at them from across the road, when they looked at the group yelling at two women.

"They just started king-hitting him. They got him on the ground and then two others came over and started kicking him," she said.

"They kept screaming that we were not sorry at all - 'Say sorry to us'. You just couldn't stop them."

The woman said three more men grabbed another Caucasian man and punched him in the middle of Smith St.

"That's when I called the police. He managed to roll into the gutter but they kept on kicking him," she said.

They and her friend ran to the Mitchell St police station, where they met up with other victims of the racial attack.

"The police officer said since the sorry apology on Wednesday, it had been completely out of control."

The woman said there were four other victims of racial violence in the emergency room at Royal Darwin Hospital. Her friend had fractured ribs and bad bruising. Others had head injuries and bruises.

"I don't know why they did it," she said. "They're just making it worse for everyone. It was gutless. It doesn't have to be this way."

Another big brawl occurred at Fairway Waters in Palmerston on Saturday night ...
Did the story make the big newspapers? Only Andrew Bolt picked it up after he was told about it by a reader.

Recent examples of Aboriginals wandering in a cultural vacuum:

- Aboriginals riot on Christmas Day (video here)
- Racial tensions behind weekend street brawl
- Rival Aboriginal gangs riot in NT
- 200 Aboriginals riot in remote community
- Aboriginals riot in remote community... again ...
- 31 people arrested over outback riots
- Six Aboriginals arrested after two days of riots in remote community


KG said...

Another typical lefty stuff-up to add to all the others they've made when dealing with Aborigines.
Never mind the consequences, just go for the nice warm self-righteous glow.....

Abandon Skip said...

Rudd is all show so far. Governments can't do much anyway. It's down to people on the ground. If there are white folks that want to get involved, and blacks willing to be a bridge between cultures, then bridges can be built. If they don't want anything to do with us, then they're on their own. With the decline of the Christian missionary movement, I don't see many white folk wanting to get involved. We've got enough to worry about in saving ourselves: us now in the same process of being dispossed as happened to the Aborigines.