I firmly believe in the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech that we enjoy in Australia. However, yesterday (Saturday), we saw the ugly side of Islam, when Moslems marched through the city protesting about a video which they claim vilifies Mahomed. Some, including children, carried banners calling for the beheading of non-Moslems. This is uncalled for and is very offensive to those of us who are not Moslems.
Several police were badly injured and had to be taken to hospital. So far only one of the rioters has been arrested.
No permission had been sought or given for this protest which turned violent and seemed to have no one in control of it.