Two Australians charged after burning flag during riot

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Friday, December 23, 2005

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Two Australian men have been charged with entering a building with the intent of committing an indictable offence and malicious damage by fire, as a result of the 2005 Sydney race riots. Police have alleged that one of the men, a 17-year-old from Hurstville, climbed a telegraph pole in Brighton-le-Sands and took the flag from the RSL club. With the assistance of the second man, a 24-year-old from Penshurst, he set the flag alight.

The man from Hurstville will appear in Bidura Children's Court, and the man from Penshurst will appear in Sutherland Local Court.