Australian minister slams anti-Semitic attack in Sydney
Police have charged three men with an unprovoked physical attack on four men and a woman walking home from the synagogue in Bondi, Sydney, early Saturday. Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: ''Violence of this kind and, in particular, racist violence, anti-Semitic violence, is completely unacceptable in our society.” The incident started when eight youths began yelling anti-Semitic insults and ended with the victims aged from 27 to 66, being hospitalized with concussion, a fractured cheekbone, a possible broken nose, lacerations and bruises, according to Police Sergeant David Rose. Beach Road Hotel licensee Ben Pearce said four bouncers and two managers from the hotel went to help stop the attack and a passing taxi driver also helped grab the youths. The hotel provided the police with security footage.
The New South Wales Anti-discrimination Board is investigating the incident under Australia’s anti-discrimination laws.