April 17, 2003

THE PRICE of protest: $110,000!

THE PRICE of protest: $110,000!

One of the two peace activists who climbed the Opera House and painted a red "No War" slogan on the tallest of its white sails said outside court yesterday that he did not regret the protest.

"I did what I felt I had to do. I hope to never have to do it again, but I don't regret what we did," said Will Saunders, a British scientist in Australia on a working visa.

Police prosecutor Jeff Philippe told the court the cost of the damage to the Opera House was about $111,000.

Make 'em pay every cent.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 17, 2003 04:12 PM