Friday, April 28, 2006

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.

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.
I love this country.

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.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that. It was, like, you know, dude, it was scary. We counted on these people to, like, you know, just stand there in awe of our chains. You know.

Not a clue among the whole bunch.

This reminds of a story from England about traders and Kyoto freaks who tried to stop trading on the floor. Seems those usually polite traders weren't so polite to the shocked trespassers and saboteurs.

That provided a good laugh as well.

Janet Busch

12:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to put the preview button above the publish comments button. Sorry about that unedited post.


JB

12:58 AM  
Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Hi Janet,

When I see the comment screen, I see the preview button next to the publish one, is it different for people who aren't logged in as blogger users?

4:40 PM  

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