Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I Guess I'll Have To Stay Home, Then

"Critics say new regulations that make it a crime to annoy or inconvenience Roman Catholics during a visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Sydney this month restrict free speech.

"The laws will apply in dozens of areas of downtown Sydney that are designated venues for the July 15-20 World Youth Day, a Catholic festival the pontiff will address.

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"Anyone who does not comply faces a 5,500 Australian dollar (£2,645) fine."

{via Five Feet of Fury]

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