2017 Melbourne car attack
|December 2017 Melbourne car attack|
|Elizabeth Street tram terminus, Melbourne|
|Official name||December 2017 Melbourne car attack|
|Story Perps/s||Saeed Noori|
|Mainstream||[MSM 1][MSM 2]|
This psyop aims to enhance the security measures in public spaces, especially streets. The use of the Islam/Liberalism narrative counts as well established in the public perception since 9/11. Nonetheless we do not have an islamist terrorist portrayed as assailant in this psyop but a lone nut with an immigration background from an arab country. In this manner the producers of the psyop avoid a direct discrimination of the figure of the migrant, which would be problematic since Australia is the continent of the migrantion per se.
According to witnesses and police, the driver, Saeed Noori, deliberately ran a red light then accelerated into an area with a speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph) where he ran into the pedestrians. His car then hit a bollard beside a tram stop.
The nineteen injured included nine foreign nationals: three from South Korea, and one each from China, Italy, India, Venezuela, Ireland, and New Zealand. An off-duty officer of the Victorian Police was credited with quickly subduing the suspect who was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed, and arrested.
A second man, filming the incident, was also arrested and found to be carrying a bag containing three knives and a quantity of marijuana. It was subsequently determined that he was not directly involved in the incident.
On 21 December, Victoria Police Commander Russell Barrett stated "At this stage we believe it is a deliberate act." As a result of the incident, nineteen people were taken to a hospital. As of 23 December 2017, three were in a critical condition.
One victim, Antonis Crocaris (83), died in hospital on 29 December 2017.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that Melbourne has "special challenges", including wide streets, wide footpaths and tramways, which enable a driver to make such an attack. It would be impossible to install bollards in every part of the city.
- Mainstream links
- "Flinders Street: two arrested after car crashes into pedestrians in Melbourne" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/dec/21/pedestrians-hit-by-a-car-on-melbournes-flinders-street-police-say
- Melbourne incident driver tells police of 'mistreatment of Muslims' as investigation continueshttps://www.sbs.com.au/news/melbourne-incident-driver-tells-police-of-mistreatment-of-muslims-as-investigation-continues
- Melbourne CBD attack: City has 'special challenges' when it comes to stopping such incidents, says Prime Minister https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/melbourne-cbd-attack-city-has-special-challenges-when-it-comes-to-stopping-such-incidents-says-prime-minister-20171222-h096cz.html
- Northcote man Antonios Crocaris, 83, dies in hospital from injuries suffered in Flinders Street https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/northcote-man-83-dies-in-hospital-from-injuries-suffered-in-flinders-st-attack-20171228-h0au49.html
- Antonis Crocaris (83)