Activists blamed for city fountain vandal attack
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.