Race tension behind taxi brawl at airport, say drivers

And here's one they prepared earlier, in Melbourne ...

June 06, 2008, HeraldSun:

RACIAL tension may have been behind a brawl this week when taxi drivers turned on each other outside a Tullamarine cafe.

Up to 30 drivers, some brandishing weapons, spilled onto Melrose Drive from the Melrose Lounge, a witness said.

... witnesses said the fight began between a Somalian driver and an Indian driver before mushrooming into a brawl between Indians and drivers from various African nations.

A leader in the recent taxi protests in Melbourne's CBD told 3AW the fight was sparked when an Indian driver tried to skip the queue...

Other taxi drivers and airport staff claimed racial tensions were often evident at the airport rank, with queue-jumping enough to spark mass arguments and violence...
We need more immigration like we need a tyre iron on the head. And, of course, no arrests have been made.

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