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10/05/2009 Perth Diary Online Now!

Here is the latest installment of the Perth Diary column:

Perth Diary: Sri Lankans must protest loud and long

Sometimes things happen very fast and you really don’t know what to think.

This weekend was a case in point. Sometimes not a single interesting thing happens to me for months on end, then suddenly several different things that make you go “Hmmm…” turn up in the space of two days.

It was May Day and International Press Freedom Day this weekend. While the town hall was blocking off some streets with traffic cones for the usual May Day union march through Fremantle, a huge SUV was unable to see the traffic cones and drove over one. He caught the tip in the undercarriage (if that’s the right word) of his SUV and dragged the cone all the way down the street as he drove. Heads all over High Street in Fremantle whipped around to find out what the horrendous noise was and every single person on the street burst out laughing at the exact same moment as we saw what had happened. Several of us waved at him to stop but he looked at us quizzically and drove on.

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You can always add your $0.02 in the comments below. Cheers, Marisa.

Marisa is a globetrotting freelance writer, journalist and editor with cat for hire (her, not the cat). She is currently based in Melbourne.

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