From my web roundup for Global Voices about the claims of police brutality at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras:
|Sydney Mardi Gras police contingent 2013|
Image courtesy: Zsoolt – flickr, NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license
Video involving participant Jamie Jackson at the iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on March 2, 2013 has sparked claims of police brutality. There were more than 1.6 million views in the first week of this version, taken by a press photographer for the parade.
...The Sydney mardi gras began in 1978 with confrontations with police.
...It is a safe bet that the police contingent marching in the parade were glad not to get caught up in the trouble.