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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Black Tuesday rally in Canberra going ahead

The Black Tuesday protest by FDFM in Australia is taking place today despite a suggestion it be deferred because of the floods in Fiji.

Organisers say the plight of the flood victims has not been forgotten but the Canberra protest must proceed as planned at 10am this morning outside the Fiji High Commission at 19 Beale Street, Deakin ACT 2600.

Supporters are being reminded to wear black as are those who are standing up for the cause today wherever they are in the world be it Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, the US, Canada, Britain and Iraq and so on.



FDFM says they will deliver a letter to the Fiji High Commission before moving  to the front lawns at Parliament House precinct (Parliament Drive, Capital Hill ACT 2600) where speeches and prayers will be held.

Photos will also be taken and these will be sent to sites such as Coupfourpointfive to help raise awareness about the abuse of power by the unelected government of Frank Bainimarama.

Refreshments will be held at Reid Uniting (Methodist) Church Hall, Coranderrk Street, Reid ACT.

Again, supporters are being reminded to wear Black to symbolise the struggle for democracy and to post their pictures on the net in support of the cause.

People can also use the Black Tuesday badge or flag as their profile pic on Facebook and forward it to friends and supporters.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

A totally pointless exercise but also pretty offensive under the circumstances. These people could be attracting media attention in Canberra for flood victims in Fiji. But instead, they'll be going on about the same old crap that no-one cares about except them. Yes, we all want democracy. But not the brand of democracy of Daunitutu, Kaitani, Mara and the rest of these losers. Let's see how many people attend this event. I'll be watching the news and bet that it doesn't get a mention.

Anonymous said...

fiji people have to fight the regime like libya people.
no guts no freedom and glory.

Anonymous said...

fijian army coup fijian elected govt in 1987 and 2006.
fiji should abolish the fijian army and sent them to farm the land.
they will be better farmers and making more money than become woman bashers and coup makers in fiji.
fiji govt can use 140 million to help youths .
who are unemployed to start small business and farms.
money can be used to help built lives of displace farmers who are affected by flood.
we dont need army in fiji.no one will invade fiji.
rajesh

Anonymous said...

NO ARMY NO COUP.
WE NEED OUR FREEDOM NOW.
ARMY IS HOME GROWN WOMAN BASHERS.
SHAME SHAME.
ARMIES ARE BECOME PERSONAL ARMY/BOCI GUARDS OF THE PIG VUAKA AND AG TALIBAN.

Anonymous said...

JB AND MARA SHOULD FORM FIJI DEMOCRATIC ARMY IN OVERSEAS AND OVERTHROW THE REGIME LIKE WHAT SUBHAS CHANDAR BOSS DID FOR INDIA..
I WILL BE HAPPY TO BE A FREEDOM FIGHTER.
THIS VUAKA AND AG WONT GIVE UP LIKE THIS .THEY NEED TO BE COUP OR TAKEN OUT BY FORCE.

Anonymous said...

BUSINESS PEOPLE HAVE TO STOP PAYING TAXES TO THIS ILLEGAL REGIME.
THAN NO MONEY REGIME WILL FALL.
KEEP THE FIGHT FREEDOM FIGHTER .
ONE DAY WE WILL WIN AND PRAISE OUR GREAT GOD .

Anonymous said...

VINAKA...LAKO TIKO, DE DUA KEIMAMI SA TOTOGITAKI E NA NEIMAMI TOKONA TIKO NA DINA. NA KA GA SANA CAKAVA TIKO O LA NA DAUBUTAKO QO (PM) ME VAKALOMA VINAKA TAKI KEIMAMI TIKO ME RAWA NI KEIMAMI VAKAGALUI TIKO KINA. TOSO GA NA VAKARAITAKI KUDRU KE SEGA NIO NI CAKAVA O CEI SANA QAI CAKAVA? POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

No better time for the rally with the woes of flood victims to highlight. I don't believe Fiji is a cursed nation but it doesn't loom good for the rule of Bai.

Anonymous said...

No better time for the rally with the woes of flood victims to highlight. I don't believe Fiji is a cursed nation but it doesn't loom good for the rule of Bai.

JAC KOMAI said...

LEVU GA NA VOSA YAVU ANONYMOUS VUNIVUNI RERERE...BIUTA MAI NA YACAMU MO KILAI

Anonymous said...

Australia has increased their aid to Fiji from $10m to $30 per annum but non of this is going to the government. It is going to NGO and community organisation for capacity building and rehab. What does that say?
FDFM effort is working and Australia has done their homework. No state audit report from 2007 till now.

Anonymous said...

Not many showing up as they fear repercussion for family n friends in Fiji as this illegal regime will be watching. Good luck to all that do have the guts. God bless you.

SEMI MEO said...

It will be interesting to know the amount of the cheque FDFM will include in the envelope to be handed to the official of the Fiji Embassy in Canberra this morning to assist in the flood victims... As they claim to have global importance than the rest of us, then hope they raise more than the A$100,000.00 raised by the small Fijian Indian Radio Station in Brisbane this week...or at least the cheque they'll hand in this morning will at least be 1/4 of that amount.

Just that democratic liberty starts with economic independence….that is the ultimate pro-democracy act…

Oh..and they claim to be wiser than Mr. Qarase and others who've stoped flogging the dead horse and focus on the constitutionl forum and elections..

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 8.14am

These are the kinds of people who would not venture out of their comfort zone to fight for what is right! You think that people should lobby for help for flood victims rather than democracy-you need to suffer some before you can enjoy the fruits of a successful fight against dictatorship. It is ok to help flood victims but this should not be at the expense of forgetting the fight for democratic rights of the people of Fiji.

Only part of the population is suffering from the floods but all of the people of Fiji are being victimised without any rights at all by Frank and Khaiyum's drive for power and money for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Jac Komai, if you think we're stupid enough to give thugs like you our names you are even dumber than we are. Another "democrat" who can only curse and threaten because he has a vacant space between his ears.

Excuses, excuses said...

Ha ha, ha so these people fear retribution for their kai vata back in Fiji? Give us a break. Their relatives back in Fiji have already gone to join them overseas. A typical excuse made in advance so they can justify yet another poor turnout to the gullible Australian media.

Anonymous said...

Why "black Tuesday"? Every day is black if you're an SDL supporter. And even blacker when Qarase talks of climbing under the sheets with Chaudhry. There's a great letter to the Fiji Sun describing these two as a dog and a cat. He says whatever they agree on, one will still bark and the other will still mieow. Trouble is it's Qarase who is the pussycat, selling REAL FIJIANS out to the vulagi. Traitor and lamusona. Where are our real leaders?????

Komai Naibenubenu said...

Reply to Anon 11.02am..If you think Qarase and Chaudhary are wrong, why don't you show yourself and be the new leader you're calling for or are you another coward like a dog barking with its tails between its legs.

Pio said...

Wananavu FDFM sidney!!!! keimami sa vakanuinui vinaka tu yani na lewe i Viti.
Jack Komai drau ONO ciwa mada kei Semi Meo hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Rajesh - do you know what it means to be in the army - my family fought and died for our beloved fiji and people like you need to respect that.Banimarama might have tarnished our reputation but that doesnt mean that army should be disbanded.
Idiots like you need to educate yourselve before speaking for our people. Your reputation speaks for itself so dont throw stones if you live in a glass house dickhead.

Fijiana said...

Pretty stupid idea. time is not right for this sort of non sense. People in Fiji are suffering due to floods and you people have so much time for rally. Why don't you people find something better to do with your time. This is an insult to all Fijians. You all should be embarrassed of yourselves.

Anonymous said...

annon 11.02am,

You are thinking from the wrong place. Oh, may be it is the only place you think from, cos nothing is up there for you to think from. You very well know that the Sun will praise Voceke and his thugs, and try to belittle anybody who has brains. Grow up, dog, and stop licking.

JAC KOMAI said...

PIO...TUKUNA MAI NA YACAMU KECEKECE KEI NA VANUA O TIKO KINA...ME DUA NA SIGA ME'U NA SIKOVI IKO YANI...U MUST BE PIO THE WANNABEE MP FROM SERUA TRYING HARD NOW TO LOOK FOR JOB...

CA GA NI DA CAKACAKA VINAKA TU QAI DA LA'KI VIA MP...

Anonymous said...

SA SEGA GA NI MACALA NA TAMATA O BAINIMAGANA. AU SA RERE GONA NA VIA VOSA QO ENA KEBA. AU SA VOSOTA TU GA QO I QEB KE SEGA E RATOU NA SEGA NI KANA NA NOQU VEITINANI....AU SA VOSOTA TU GA QO MAHN....NA RARAWA NI KA E CAKATIKO QO I VIJI SA BAI DUA NA KA.....AU PRIVATE GA O AU.....VINAKA ME RA VOSA MADAGA SE MERA CAKAVA E DUA NA KA O IRA NA TURAGA NI VALU SONA LELEVU TU QO.....LEVU GA NODRA SOLI SONA TIKO VEI BAINIMAGANA...

IO DUA NA SIGA...!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 2:28 et al, there's no need to rally. Just wear black.

It is those who coddle this dictator and his treasonous regime who are an insult to all Fijians and should be ashamed of themselves.

s/ Dakuwaqa

Anonymous said...

what a load of bull crap - Black Tuesday. is that all we can come up with to remove this tyrant . Infact makes us look stupid to the world

Anonymous said...

Why use Methodist to describe Reid Uniting Church?
There is nothing Methodist about it thankyou very much.
And there would be no direct association between Reid Uniting Church and the Fiji Methodist Church if that is what you were suggesting.
An editorial retraction would be the honorable thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Ok people,where's RUM and others in the picture? All white Australians in the picture,Where's the Fijian & Indo-Fijian? Are they
hiding, afraid that Bai & Khaiyum might identify them for retribution
or just being careful for personal security & safety or just lamusona?
Common RUM show yourself,no more hiding from your BOSS-Bainivoceke,
or Khaiyum! If you're going to be the voice of Democracy for Fiji than get in front and show yourself,you gotta lead,not hide!If
you can't lead than get out of the way and let someone else, do the job?

SEMI MEO said...

@ PIO of April 10, 2012 11:59 AM...just be very careful my friend, all one declares in this esteemed column shall be reverted to us 10 times the blessings or conversely, 10 times the velocity of the curse….

But, you sound like a honorable person…so, please watch your mouth or else …

Anonymous said...

Black Tuesday was a disaster. Should never have been organised. Only select few cares for Fiji. Frank knows how Fijian think and he is taking full advantage of this.

Anonymous said...

These people who are complaining that Black Tuesday did not achieve anything should think again.

Any action whether big or small is significant and contributes towards the big objective of trying to rid these pests like Frank and the pig Khaiyum!

We should try anything and whether 2 or 200 people attend, we are making a statement! That is all that matters! Period.

Anonymous said...

Disaster my ass there was huge coverage on media!!

People are aware and are mobilising...

Pacific in the Media said...

Anon@11.10pm Stop looking for something that isn't there. That was the information supplied for the address!C4.5

Anonymous said...

Would have been much more effective if it was in fiji. Sad to say your guys are there under the protection of the aussies. Macawa nomudou protest

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 11.10pm - Fiji Methodist church members when they migrate to Australia the Uniting Church is the sister church. If you google the name of the church it will come up as Reid Uniting Church(Methodist). Do your HW before typing your comments!!
Uniting church is very much supportive of the restoration of democracy in FIJI.

Anonymous said...

WELL THANK YOU DEMOCRACY MOVEMENTS IN AUS AND NZ FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING.....WHAT ARE YOU BLOODY FIJIANS AND PEOPLE IN FIJI ARE DOING TO GET RID OF THIS REGIME....!!!