Friday, December 8, 2006


Activist reported to hotline

`A student activist who pounded a placard depicting the Prime Minister with water bombs has been accused of breaching terrorism laws.

Police investigated Jessica Moore, the president of the Wollongong University students’ association, after a caller to the national security hotline reported she had organised the protest in support of Hamas, the Palestinian party whose military wing is on a list of terrorist organisations.

But Ms Moore, an anti-war activist and member of the Socialist Alliance, said the protest was against homophobia and had nothing to do with Hamas. About 20 students had gathered on a university lawn where posters reading “Target homophobia. Take out the Libs”, were on display.’

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