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Protesters Drop a Log on Star City Casino in Sydney

Australia's lockout laws took an ugly turn this week as a group of protesters protested the measure by toting a giant fake turd to the steps of Star City Casino in Sydney.

The lockout laws were passed in an effort to curb alcohol-related trouble by keeping patrons from entering bars or nightclubs after 1:30am, and forcing pubs to call last drinks at 3am. Strangely, this law does not apply to the Star City Casino, and many question the decision made by politicians to place the boundary line almost across the street from the site, which has experienced a marked increase in late night trade as a result. The protest was held by a group who calls themselves Reclaim the Streets Sydney, and saw thousands of people turn out, who danced in celebration after the log was placed on top of the casino's signage.

Carried to the casino on a throne fit for an Egyptian pharaoh, the poo appeared to have been made of plaster and is estimated to have been about six feet long.

A statement by the Reclaim the Streets group on the matter was released, and read in part:

"These casinos have brought their way into a free pass, while at the same time funnelling all of the late night trade into their highly lucrative gambling halls. We are marching to the casino to highlight the gross hypocrisy of the government and the craven interests of The Star and Crown Casino."

No comment was made by Star City Casino or the NSW government as of press time, although the lockout laws do remain in place.

Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.

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23 March 2016 - 11:44pm
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What a great protest idea! lol That turd looks scarily real.

I'm wondering if this and the Royal Panda 40kg chocolate easter egg story are related? Sick

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23 March 2016 - 11:47pm
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The picture for the story actually looks like a caterpillar with a smirk.

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23 March 2016 - 11:51pm
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You must have some strange looking caterpillars round your way slim.

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28 March 2016 - 11:25pm
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Yeah it's a great idea for this protest but that's what the politicians deserves really. It's looking strange to say the least the night clubs to have a curfew in 21st century, if there is so serious problem with 'alcohol-related trouble' in Sydney there's have to be some other decision I think.

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29 March 2016 - 12:22am
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It has come about because a few drunken (or on drugs) idiots have punched people in the head for no reason and put them on life support in hospital, or even killed them. It is a worthy problem to try to solve. However the most well known incidents all happened early in the evening around 9pm or so, so this does nothing to solve the problem at all. It is a classic political response that is designed to give the appearance of "doing something" to appease the outraged minority. There is also an element of religious moralising as the NSW state government has some hard core Christians who believe that everyone should live their lives the same way they do, which doesn't involve going out late at night and having a good time.

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30 March 2016 - 6:09pm
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Oh, I understand now Ed, and yeah this measures looking even more pointless if most of the accidents happens so early in the evening Confused Probably should have more police patrols on the streets in the evenings and trough the night.

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Only in Australia, using a giant pile of poo to protest against lock out laws!

There's clearly been some strong lobbying going on from Star Casino to be excluded from the lock out zone. Unfortunately the idiotic actions of a few stuffs it up for the majority.

Star City just doesn't have the same vibe as the pubs and clubs that are affected by these laws. Plus it really can't hold itself up as a safe haven for late night revellers, Star City security guards have killed a man while restraining him, you can read a brief article about it here!

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Probably should have more police patrols on the streets in the evenings and trough the night.

Sorry we can't have that. It is far too sensible a suggestion!

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31 March 2016 - 9:47pm
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Sorry we can't have that. It is far too sensible a suggestion!

OK, I understand Ed Joking never liked the police too much Wink although never had a serious trouble myself, just don't like the uniform institutions Thumb Down but if there are so many accidents maybe it's better to see a policeman here and there instead of being punched in the face or something. I know they couldn't prevent most of these but with their presence could affect over these guys to think twice before they do something stupid.

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