They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pushing and fist clenching over Aussie flag burning

couriermail: Tensions erupted yesterday at the University of Queensland in Brisbane when angry students butted heads with a youth group over the sale of flag-burning kits.

Orientation week festivities were interrupted by the shouting of profanities, pushing and clenching of fists over the burning of the Australian flag.

"You want to burn our flag, I want to burn your table," said one man.

As the argument escalated another man attempted to throw a punch but was restrained.

The altercation, between several members of Socialist youth group Resistance and two male students, was broken up by university security guards.

Resistance did not burn a flag. Member Paul Benedek said it did not want to get in trouble with the university, which had banned burning or advertising of the kits. Read more