YouTube and MySpace used by socialist group Resistance to encourage Brisbane students to walk out of their classrooms to protest against George Bush
Posted by gasweek on 25 September, 2007
YouTube and MySpace were used by socialist-alliance group Resistance to encourage Brisbane high school students to walk out of their classrooms on 5 September to protest George W. Bush’s visit to Australia, according to The Courier Mail (4/9/2007, p. 5).
Noon walk-out well supported: Although most Year 12 students were to sit for the Queensland Core Skills test on that day, Ewan Saunders of Resistance said he expected the noon walk-out to be well supported. “So far, we’ve had a great response. The students are very keen. There’s plenty of anger about Bush coming here (to Australia),” he said.
Resistance members arrested for trespassing: Attempts by Resistance members to promote the protest landed four in hot water on 2 September when they were arrested for allegedly trespassing at Yeronga State High School while putting up posters.
The Courier Mail, 4/9/2007, p. 5