The NSW Greens have condemned today's violent protests on the streets of Sydney and called on all members of the community to support restraint and dialogue and to reject intolerant messages and violent behaviour in our society.
Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson, David Shoebridge said:
"The Greens NSW condemn the violence we have seen on Sydney's streets
today and the intolerant messages of hate and violence that
"If we are to have a successful and engaged multicultural community we
cannot tolerate intolerant and violent behaviour by any group.
"It is clear that only a minority of today's protestors engaged in
violence but this in no way excuses the behaviour.
"The film they were protesting may well be offensive, insulting and of
no artistic or social merit, but this can never justify violence or
messages of hate.
"There is no place in our democracy for anyone initiating violence
against the police or diplomatic missions.
"The Greens join with those members of the community who support
restraint and dialogue and reject intolerant messages and violent
behaviour," Mr Shoebridge said.
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