Cutting Your Way to Work
Blogging will probably continue to be light for the next week or so, but here's a funny story from Tim Blair to tide you over:
In the tradition of last year’s casting out of the swampies, a superb example of counter activism from Queensland meatworkers:Animal activists bit off more than they could chew this morning when they chained themselves to the killing area of an abattoir at Ipswich in south-east Queensland.I love this country.
The 12 protesters got a fright when meatworkers took matters into their own hands and used angle grinders to cut the chains off the activists so they could get back to work.
Protester Angie Stephenson says it was terrifying."The workers, they were standing around cheering and whooping and yelling and making lewd comments so we had to call the police and tell them to get out here straight away,” she said.They called police to protect them from people who were determined to get to work. This might be the happiest news story of the year—made even more so by the fact the protesters were attempting to disrupt something called the World Meat Congress.