Racial violence erupts in Sydney
By MIKE CORDER
Sunday, December 11, 2005 Posted at 9:39 PM EST
Sydney — Thousands of drunken white youths attacked police and people they believed were Arab immigrants at a Sydney beach on Sunday, angered by reports that youths of Lebanese descent had assaulted two lifeguards.
Young men of Arab descent retaliated in several Sydney suburbs, fighting with police and smashing 40 cars with sticks and bats, police said.
Thirty-one people were injured and 28 were arrested in hours of violence. Polices said they were seeking an Arab man who allegedly stabbed a white man in the back.