On 17-18 November 2005, the CBD of Adelaide looks and feels actually like downtown Baghdad. Police are everywhere on the street. City traffic got crawling to a halt. Concrete reinforced high-security barricades had rose up against building in the down town. Do you know why ?
This is because the US Defence Secretary Donalds Rumsfeld is visiting Adelaide for the AUSMIN meeting. So far as I and my friends are concerned, this war criminal is not welcomed in South Australia.
|So here, at the steps of the South Australian Parliament house, the Rumsfeld Reception Committee in Adelaide launched the rally protesting his visit.|
|At the interview with the press here in Adelaide, he labelled David Hicks -- the Adelaide man who being held by the US Government at the Guantanamo Prison for 4 years without charges -- as 'terrorist'. So what should I call him ? click this little picture.|
|In solidarity with the people of Iraq, the protesters demand an end to the occupation of Iraq.|
They also call for prompt release of David Hicks from the Guantanamo Prison.
|Our dear friend Sam got nabbed by the police -- lets hope he's OK. The high security wall along with protesters are visible at the background. This high security wall, I call it "Rumsfeld's wall".|