SBS Voices: The legacy of the Cronulla riots - How many Arab-Australians will remember Alan Jones. We need to accept that our differences are a source of richness. The Strike Force Neil review of the police response to the riots summarised the morning: Nick Baker is a freelance journalist who grew up in the Sutherland Shire, FBI warns armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration, US Democrats introduce article of impeachment against Donald Trump, accusing him of 'inciting insurrection', Far-right trolled by the left in large-scale spamming effort, Michael McCormack doubles down on 'deeply offensive' comparison between Capitol riot and Black Lives Matter protest, NSW records five locally acquired coronavirus cases as Northern Beaches cluster grows, No new coronavirus cases recorded in Queensland, but UK variant likely still present in Brisbane, Australian infectious disease expert part of WHO team set to arrive in Wuhan this week, World won't achieve herd immunity for COVID-19 in 2021, WHO warns, Capitol police officer hailed as a hero for steering angry mob away from Senate chambers during riot. Early on in his presidency, Mr Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries and has a long record of inflammatory comments towards certain faiths and minorities. As reprinted in the ACMA Investigative Report. Cronulla Riots – The Day that Shocked the Nation. June 28, 2012 — 3.00am . The riots. News Today || Headlines Today Jad Nakhle and his family opened a Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Cronulla seven years ago.They called it Yalla Sawa - The Cronulla riots in December 2005 marked one of the most significant race riots in Australian history. Mr Kanawati also cited the international political environment, specifically the rise of Donald Trump in the United States, as another area of concern for Australian race relations. By 10am the crowd had grown to about 5000. Phrases like “100% Aussie Pride” were scrawled in the sand while slogans such as “We grew here you flew here” became a new source of national shame. "As I said at the time, these tensions had been building and all it took was a trigger.". As the Cronulla riots erupted on 11 December, 2005, people across the country were shocked by the images of racial violence in the Sydney beachside suburb. Cronulla Riots. (2006) There's never been anything like it. More It is a point echoed by Tim Soutphommasane, Australia's former race discrimination commissioner. We tend to forget about these sorts of events and pretend that all is good," he said. After a fight between lifeguards and beachgoers, mobs of white supremacist Australians assaulted Middle Eastern Australians near Cronulla beach. The 2005 Cronulla riots was a civil conflict in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. “This Sunday, every Aussie in the Shire get down to North Cronulla to support the Leb and Wog bashing day.”. This online documentary explores the simmering tension between groups of Australians and Lebanese that led to the explosive riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005. Said Kanawati (centre) speaks with community members in Maroubra days after the Cronulla riots. It's disgustingly worse.". The 2005 Cronulla riot and retaliatory attacks are back in the spotlight with an SBS online documentary going live ahead of a TV program on the events this Thursday. SBS, the Australian public broadcasting network, has created an online documentary exploring the history, context and aftermath of the 2005 Cronulla riots . The program provided a public forum for people with diverse viewpoints to discuss multiculturalism in the aftermath of the Cronulla riots in Sydney, and in light of the fear of violence following riots in several countries over publication of cartoons of Mohammed.