Hizballah Supporters Mob Australian PM
Australian Prime Minister John Howard was attacked today by a violent mob of Lebanese protesters screaming, “We want peace:” Lebanon protesters mob PM. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
VIOLENT scuffles have broken out between police and Lebanese protesters who mobbed Prime Minister John Howard’s car as he left the WA Liberal Party conference in Perth.
Mr Howard was leaving the WA Liberal Party state conference when about 200 protesters, many of whom were waving Lebanese flags and shouting “we want peace”, mobbed his vehicle.
Protesters punched, kicked and threw projectiles at Mr Howard’s car as police struggled to keep them at bay.
Mr Howard’s entourage sped from the scene as police wrestled protesters to the ground. …
Protest leader Muhammad El Khatib said he has family in Lebanon and the Australian government is not doing enough to broker peace in the region.
”There are mothers watching their children die,” Mr El Khatib said.
“There should be aid, they say there is aid getting through to Lebanon, there isn’t,” he said. ”There are people hiding from bombs, we just want peace.”
“Hizbollah is protecting Lebanon, they are freedom fighters, not terrorists,” he said.