Peter FitzSimons will be upset. His artistic friends have lost their legal appeals:

Two peace activists who painted an anti-war slogan on the Sydney Opera House will be spending their weekends in prison after they lost appeals on both their convictions and sentences.

David Burgess, 34, and Will Saunders, 34, were sentenced to nine months periodic detention for malicious damage after they painted “No War” on the tallest sail of the Opera House on March 18, 2003, as Australia prepared to send troops to Iraq.

Burgess and Saunders appealed on the ground of self defence, claiming they were defending the lives of those who would die in Iraq.

Just think how many more people would have died had they not painted their little sign.


Posted by Tim B. on 02/24/2005 at 06:23 PM
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