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Ac­tivists blamed for city foun­tain van­dal at­tack

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THE wa­ter of a land­mark Bris­bane city foun­tain has been dyed red and its base graf­fi­tied with prorefugee sen­ti­ments in an early morn­ing in­ci­dent.

Pic­tures were posted on Face­book group Whistle­blow­ers, Ac­tivists and Com­mu­ni­ties Al­liance on Mon­day of the wa­ter fea­ture, at Bris­bane’s River­side, run­ning red wa­ter with mes­sages in­clud­ing “gov­ern­ment sanc­tioned tor­ture and mur­der, and “free all refugees” writ­ten on the base.

It comes two days af­ter At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Yvette D’Ath won an ap­peal against or­gan­is­ers of a pro­posed Story Bridge sit-in, who were protest­ing the de­ten­tion of a group of men be­ing held at Kan­ga­roo Point. Or­gan­is­ers agreed to post­pone the peace­ful rally un­til this Satur­day.

A post on the Face­book page said “This morn­ing a group of au­ton­o­mous dis­si­dents went to the heart of Mean­jin’s (Bris­bane) cap­i­tal and po­lit­i­cal district, close to the plush of­fices of politi­cians who make de­ci­sions about who gets to live freely and safely, and who re­mains in­def­i­nitely im­pris­oned and tor­tured in Aus­tralia’s de­ten­tion regime”.

A Bris­bane City Coun­cil spokesman said they did not con­done in­ten­tional van­dal­ism.

A Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vices spokesman said po­lice were not in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

 ??  ?? A Bris­bane City foun­tain was dyed red.
A Bris­bane City foun­tain was dyed red.

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