Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Anti-war protest in Sydney ends disappointingly peacefully.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the start of today's anti-war student rally where police almost outnumbered the young protesters.
All exits from Town Hall Square were blocked, as police acted to prevent the protest moving through the city centre.
By 2pm the official protest had ended peacefully, with no serious incidents.
Police had earlier told the protesters to stay put or face arrest. [...]
Shortly before noon (AEST) the 15-year-old boy was arrested and taken to the Sydney Police Centre.
Police confirmed the youth was taken in for questioning over an incident captured on video at last Wednesday's violent Sydney protest.
The boy's cousin and a small group of other males screamed and ran at police as the student was taken away.
The situation was quickly calmed by the many adult peace monitors.
Yeah, one person arrested and even that was over last week's incident. The pro-war mob must be so disappointed that it didn't descend into chaos like the week before.