The Hollow man who is Australia’s ‘…Prime Minister has issued a stern warning to Australians about tensions in the Middle East after a woman was arrested for allegedly burning the Israeli flag during protests in Sydney.
Police allege the woman was spotted walking down a busy street while carrying a burning flag after officers were alerted to an unauthorised protest involving about 200 people on The Boulevarde in Lakemba on Tuesday night.
It comes as violence flared between Israel and Palestine, with the death toll rising.
The woman was allegedly seen waving the flag as she walked down the street.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged people not to “import” the Middle East conflict into Australia.
“Of course, we’re all very concerned for what’s happening there,” he told 2GB radio on Thursday.
“We’ve been urging restraint from all parties involved there to not take any unilateral action on those very stressful and tense situations that we’re finding there.
“But those things should not be played out here in Australia. We’re a peaceful country, we believe in a two-state solution … we want to ensure that people live in this country with tolerance and respect.
“We do not want to import the troubles of other parts of the world into this country.”
Police intervened as the woman walked down the street.
Police said officers were conducting patrols during Ramadan when they became aware of the protest, then liaised with the organiser to “assist with the safe facilitation of the demonstration”.
“About 9.30pm, police observed a woman walking down the street through traffic and holding an Israeli flag that was on fire,” police said in a statement.
“The flag was removed from her possession and as it was being extinguished, the woman ran from police.
“She was detained a short time later and was spoken to by police before being issued a move-on direction.
“A large crowd had gathered but remained compliant and dispersed a short time later.”
The 48-year-old woman has been issued with a court attendance notice for allegedly behaving in an offensive manner in a public place and wilfully preventing free passage of person or vehicle.
She is scheduled to face Bankstown Local Court on July 8.’https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/prime-minister-scott-morrisons-stern-warning-to-australians-over-conflict-between-israel-and-palestine/news-story/300eb5486c310bc82b9f2f1257c803da
Lakemba is a Muslim Sydney hotspot and those who live there are sometimes above the law. If this woman gets more than a slap on the wrist it will be surprising.