Two incidents of police brutality were reported after Sydney Mardi Gras 2013, with Youtube footage showing one young man being violently assaulted by police and slammed onto the street. See the footage here:
Aotearoa/NZ group the Queer Avengers oppose the police brutality seen at Sydney Mardi Gras and are standing in solidarity with the victims and the communities. The Queer Avengers oppose internal inquests and call for a community-directed response.
The Queer Avengers’ press release can be found here:https://www.facebook.com/QAvengers/posts/613008638713884
For more information or for those based in Sydney, check out the main protest taking place at the same time:
The Queer Avengers will be protesting outside the Australian Embassy at 6pm on Friday the 8th of March, in an action coinciding with a Sydney protest.