Protests on cards near the clos­ing cer­e­mony

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - AMANDA ROBBEMOND

IN­DIGE­NOUS protesters are ex­pected to tar­get et the Com­mon­wealth Games clos­ing cer­e­mony amid d calls for a “truth h com­mis­sion”.

While protest- ers in­di­cated they would not be caus­ing any dis­tur­bances at to­day’s mara- thon, they would uld protest “in the vicin­ity” of the cer­e­mony.

It comes af­ter the “Stolen­wealth Games” protesters yes­ter­day clashed with po­lice and other gov­ern­ment de­part- ments at The Spit, where they were camp­ing il­le­gally. Footage has also emerged on­line of the Games surf­board count­dow down clock at Bris­bane’s South Bank be­ing set a alight (left). Kristy Lee of th the Bris­bane Sovereign Abo­rig­i­nal Em­bassy said a au­thor­i­ties had d dis­turbed a reli li­gious gath­er­ing a at The Spit af­ter giv­ing the Camp Free­dom mem­bers one hour to pack up and leave af­ter mid­day. The group’s per­mit to stay at the public park ran out a week ago.

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