Chanel ? and the Fun Police
You can't stop us partying, copper, you only look stupid, while your pay packet drains Mr and Mrs Average for you to harass their children. Our happy celebration of our humanity is stronger than your dour fun-policing! We hug who we want, we dance where we want, we share whatever fun things we choose, and we laugh in your general direction!
Now, over to your Fox Network approved news source:
Riot police break up Facebook party
Article from: The Sunday Telegraph
By Chelsea White
August 31, 2008 12:00am
RIOT police, the Dog Squad and a helicopter were called in to break up a wild dance party in Sydney's inner west last night.
About 1,500 people crammed into an empty Camperdown warehouse for the event, publicised through online forums such as Facebook, and complete with lasers, video installations and DJs over three floors.
Nearly 1km of Parramatta Rd was closed just after 1am as police tried to clear the warehouse amid serious fire and safety concerns.
Around 50 officers were joined by a huge back-up force, including the Public Order and Riot Squad, the Dog Squad, Polair and Police Rescue, when a group of partygoers refused to leave and threw bottles from the upper floors.
It took until 2.30am to clear the building. Parramatta Rd was reopened at 3am.
There were no arrests at the party but a man was later arrested after allegedly lashing out at police as they moved people on.
Newtown duty officer Paul Giovenali described the event as a "fairly disturbing scene''.
However, a number of partygoers accused police of overacting, saying the event was just good fun.
One attendee, who only identified himself as Daniel, said the event had been going since 10pm.
"Going against the grain, of course its fun,'' he said.
Another partygoer, Jess Cook, said the police were overacting to a creative event.
"The reason why our community does this is because there is no space for us,'' Ms Cook said.
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