Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013
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Youtube footage of apparent police brutality and over policing of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2013 sparked community protests and a new wave of community activism. Here are some key accounts and interventions as the event unfolded
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Protesters voice anger over Border Force visa checks

Protesters voice anger over Border Force visa checks | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
Demonstrators take to Melbourne's streets to protest against the Federal Government's announcement that Australian Border Force officers will check people's visas on the city's streets this weekend as part of a wider police operation.
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Man 'forced to strip naked' at Mardi Gras event

Man 'forced to strip naked' at Mardi Gras event | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
POLICE have launched an investigation into claims a man was ordered to strip naked during a drug search in full view of bystanders as he picked up tickets for a Mardi Gras party.
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Anti police violence rally in Sydney, March 8th, 2013 in Photos on samesame.com.au

Anti police violence rally in Sydney, March 8th, 2013 in Photos on samesame.com.au | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
An estimated 2,000 marched to Surry Hills Police Station to protest at police treatment at Mardi Gras. An amazing turnout and some great signs on display.
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Police intimidation: no way to work with community

Police intimidation: no way to work with community | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
The Hon. Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of NSW Monday 11 March, 2013 Open Letter Dear Premier, Last Friday evening I attended the protest against police behaviour during Mardi Gras at Taylor Square. ...
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How can we ever trust the police again?

How can we ever trust the police again? | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
Two weeks after the alleged assaults following this year's Mardi Gras parade, anger towards police continues to seethe, with hundreds wanting to take part in a planned community forum.
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"Cover up, chaps!" police told leathermen

"Cover up, chaps!" police told leathermen | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
As NSW Police prepare to face a packed community forum they are co-hosting tonight, two new complaints have emerged over alleged actions during this year's Mardi Gras season.
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MARDI GRAS POLICING FORUM CHARTS WAY FORWARD | Sydney Mardi Gras 2013

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Rainbow rebellion in Australia after "gay" crossing torn up

Rainbow rebellion in Australia after "gay" crossing torn up | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
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Following the unrest over policing, the NSW government moved to remove the rainbow crossing installed by the City of Sydney Council for Mardi Gras.  Many objected, and community concerns transferred to this issue.  Various proposals were put forward to contest the government decision, but this was the most brilliant.

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Amazing policewoman !

filmé sur Martin place à Sydney ! Incroyable video d'un vieil homme qui se met à danser et qui se fait rejoindre par une police woman ! A voir ABSOLUMENT ! ;)
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A clip posted on Facebook by NSW Police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer Jackie Braw, 17 April 2013.  Hope springs eternal

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SYDNEY MARDI GRAS 2013 | POLICE BRUTALITY

Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 between 11- 11:30pm Pavement just off Oxford St, Corner of Riley and Burton Street Assaulting officer - FAIRFIELD LAC 266 Backstory: I...
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Mardi Gras brutality one step too far

Mardi Gras brutality one step too far | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
The YouTube video of a Mardi Gras participant thrown to the ground by police is not for those with a queasy stomach.
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Mardi Gras brutality claims shock Sydney

Mardi Gras brutality claims shock Sydney | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
The arrest of a teenager during Sydney's Mardi Gras has sparked protests about alleged police brutality and homophobia.
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Police intimidation: no way to work with community - Gay News Network

Police intimidation: no way to work with community - Gay News Network | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
OPINION: With police tactics and LGBT relations under the spotlight, now is also time to re-evaluate the use of sniffer dogs at gay venues and events, writes Kane Race in this open letter to the NSW Premier.
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Police keen to rebuild trust after Mardi Gras incidents

Police keen to rebuild trust after Mardi Gras incidents | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
Like the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York, the first Sydney Mardi Gras in 1978 was largely a protest against police harassment of GLBTI people.
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Photos de Morgan Carpenter | Facebook

Photos de Morgan Carpenter | Facebook | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
Facebook est un réseau social qui vous relie à des amis, des collègues de travail, des camarades de classe ou d’autres personnes qui ont quelque chose à partager avec vous.
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DIY Rainbow Crossings

DIY Rainbow Crossings | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
Don't get angry, get chalking! Please share your pictures here!
In farewell of the premature...
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DIY Rainbow Crossings Are Taking Over The World

DIY Rainbow Crossings Are Taking Over The World | Policing of Sydney Mardi Gras 2013 | Scoop.it
Rainbow crossings are popping up all over the world in response to Sydney's government removal of a popular rainbow crossing in the city's gay district. Check out the Facebook page for thos...
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