Afghans Are Vigorously Exercising Rights Australians Can Only Dream Of
Must be nice to have the right to step outside, maybe throw a rally that won't get instantly curb-stomped
The Western regime media is diligently collecting numerous stories of Afghans exercising their God-given right to engage in protest demonstrations. It seems to be a mixed bag with the Taliban — decentralized fundamentalist hicks who spent 20 years in a bloody war and know nothing of policing — in some places dispersing rallies with gunfire, but elsewhere, particularly in Kabul, also tolerating them and allowing them to conclude on their own terms:
Protesters carry huge Afghan flag through Kabul in protest against the Taliban.
— Stephane Savary 🕎 יְהוֹשֻׁעַ 🟣 (@stephane_ulrich) August 19, 2021
Meanwhile in Australia:
So it begins. Factions of resistance will form pic.twitter.com/67LskYOk61
— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) August 20, 2021
Gangs of armoured police units forcibly detain individuals attempting to join the anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/BFzJ9YZ6nm
— mikhail orlov (@mikhail86439176) August 21, 2021
Police are now moving violently against protesters in Melbournehttps://t.co/dEd1ZZz5yG
— The Aussie AnCap (@libertydownundr) August 21, 2021
Australian police arrested hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday and seven officers were hospitalised as a result of clashes, as the country saw its highest ever single-day rise in COVID-19 cases.
Mounted police used pepper spray in Melbourne to break up crowds of more than 4,000 surging toward police lines [“surging” because the police decided to cut them off and prevent them from marching on], while smaller groups of protesters were prevented from congregating in Sydney by a large contingent of riot police.
In Melbourne, the country’s second-most populous city, a large crowd managed to march and some clashed with police, after state Premier Daniel Andrews expanded a city lockdown to the entire state.
So unlike in Afghanistan, in Australia every single attempted protest is cracked down upon without exception because according to the government its people do not even have the right to step outside (except for the daily 1-hour leg stretching), much less to rally and to protest.
At least in Afghanistan the Taliban don’t seem to have a policy on protests one way or another meaning they are often still tolerated and permitted to unfold peacefully.
And that is with Afghanistan being under the control of battle-scarred peasants who think of opposition as likely former collaborators with a foreign occupying power which drone bombed their villages and kicked down their doors in the night for twenty years.
In any case, a big thank you is owed to the Western corporate media for carefully chronicling how people in Kabul, unlike in Melbourne and Sydney, are still often free to engage in mass gatherings and protest. (And how doing so doesn’t cause them to drop dead from a plague.)
Must be nice to live in a city where you can throw a protest and an 8-months conviction and imprisonment isn’t a given. Or where you can take a stroll down your street for that matter.