Closing pubs during funerals, lawmaker says West Australian cops being racist

February 28th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Perth, Feb.28 (ANI): West Australian police have been accused of racism for closing pubs in regional communities when a funeral is in town.

Criticizing the move, Liberal lawmaker Barry Haase it was a racist act towards Aborigines and unfair to pub owners.

He described the West Australian police force was either misguided or unable to maintain law and order in the communities concerned.

“In the Middle East, we are trying to establish democracy, across the globe we are trying to stamp out racial practices and yet when there is an indigenous funeral to be held in my regional centres in Western Australia … they impose their draconian attitudes,” he told the Australian Parliament on Monday.

He added: “It is not acceptable, we must not kowtow to the tiniest group of the community simply because of the tree huggers’ attitude when it comes to the consumption of alcohol.”

Democracy and freedom of trade need to be returned to communities, Haase said. (ANI)

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