Tense standoff at Roma St Parklands



Indigenous Peoples’ protest. Photo: Kasun Ubayasiri

A tense standoff near the Roma Street parklands just before 11.30 this morning as three teams of  armed police stopped and searched occupants of a vehicle which had tooted its horn in support of Aboriginal  protesters.

The dozen police were apparently required to conduct a “licence check”.

There was a moment of tension as protesters rallied around to support the driver, accusing police of racial profiling and heavy handed tactics.

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