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Eshays, imported riots – are water cannons next?

11 March 2024

1:00 AM

11 March 2024

1:00 AM

Whether it’s antisemitic pro-Palestinians or a gathering of ‘eshays’ in Logan in Queensland, our police forces have lost control of the streets. We’ve used up our smugness and we can no longer say, ‘We are so lucky that doesn’t happen here.’

Well, now it does.

We have imported the riots, but will we import the riot control equipment to enable our police forces to take back control? And if we do, will they use it on us instead of the criminals?

Regional Australians would be all too familiar with meth-fuelled criminals who drive around regional towns stealing sheep and breaking into businesses at...

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