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(From Belfast Telegraph)
Byline: Leonard Doyle
Basking in the reflected glory of living in a city once again rated among the most liveable in the world, Sydney residents should have been relaxing in the time- honoured fashion on their city's many beaches.
The Sunday before Christmas is one of the busiest by the beach, but yesterday the police outnumbered visitors as they moved to prevent a repeat of last week's racially motivated violence. Those who went to enjoy the waves had a new and incongruous experience as they negotiated police cordons and barricades with their surfboards. The police had flooded the area in cars, on foot and on horseback. …