Australian Aboriginal protesters set fire to the historic front entrance of Old Parliament House before yelling ‘let it burn’ as they clashed with police and TV crews

Australian Aboriginal protesters set fire to the historic front entrance of Old Parliament House before yelling ‘let it burn’ as they clashed with police and TV crews. By Padraig Collins.

A fire deliberately lit by Indigenous protestors on the steps of Old Parliament House in Canberra has caused extensive damage to the front of the building. …

Protesters yelled ‘let it burn’ as they clashed with police and television crews outside the building.

They also chanted ‘long live us’ and ‘stop telling lies’ and used a megaphone to talk about Indigenous rights and colonisation.

Five fire engines and around 40 police officers attended the scene and the building was evacuated as a precaution while crews extinguished the blaze.

Social media footage depicts police dragging protesters away from the front steps of the building. Some of the protestors assaulted media representatives filming the incident.

Social media videos showed a large fire burning on the doors. The building was set on fire by protesters on December 21 and there have been daily protests outside it since December 26.

The building is now home to the Museum of Australian Democracy. …

Protestors holding Aboriginal flags screamed and jeered as the blaze engulfed the entrance, yelling ‘let it burn’. …

The unruly crowd had to be held back from Old Parliament House by a line of police before the altercation became a full-blown brawl.

Too many aboriginal Australians are led on — by social workers and the taxpayer-funded industry of people assisting them — to believe that they are special and deserve extra rights and privileges because they are (part) aboriginal, and that anyone who disagrees is a racist.

The Australian left agrees, sadly, as if it’s beyond their wit to devise colorblind rules that are fair for all Australians. Part of white cultural heritage — which the aboriginal protestors here are merrily setting fire to — is that the same laws should apply to all.