We have found yet another story of brutal violence directed towards Aboriginal children that is being ignored by the national media.
The attack occurred on Saturday on the streets of Townsville. A group of kids were chased by a car which eventually struck an Aboriginal boy. After striking the boy, the occupants of the car and a second car came out and began to physically assault the boy. When a good Samaritan tried to break up the attack he was then threatened with a knife by the attackers. The attackers have so far not been caught.
Mysterton: Two teenagers have been hit by a car and one of them bashed in a savage attack. www.7News.com.au#7News
تم النشر بواسطة 7 News Townsville في الاثنين، ٤ ديسمبر ٢٠١٧
As mentioned above, this attack occurred on Saturday. It is a disgusting violent attack that should be making national headlines. If this attack was carried out by a Muslim you can be sure that it would be all over the news, however this attack is believed to have been carried out by a local Townsville man. Even the comments under this local news video mostly focus on victim blaming and have suggested it was a vigilante attack without any facts.
These kind of attacks are starting to become more widespread throughout Australia. We have seen similar style attacks in Kalgoorlie which resulted in the death of Elijah Doughty and this year we have seen another attack in Port Augusta and Alice Springs which both received very little media coverage. These kind of attacks need to be condemned, they are nothing less than acts of hate fueled terrorism.
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