G20 : Gabriel in Court

Tomorrow morning at 10am Gabriel Shanks, the Kiwi anarchist from Christchurch detained by police at Sydney Airport en route to Europe on Friday, will be appearing in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. For more details on the Ongoing G20 Solidarity Network (ORGASN), please see afterG20.org.

G20 protester extradited to Victoria
Sydney Morning Herald (AAP)
November 19, 2007

A New Zealand man has been extradited to Victoria from NSW over alleged involvement in last year’s riots outside the G20 conference in Melbourne.

Victorian detectives successfully sought the extradition of Gabriel James Shanks, 22, in Sydney’s Waverley Local Court on Monday.

Shanks has been charged with a single count of rioting on November 18 last year but is likely to face further charges on his return to Victoria.

The 22-year-old was arrested at Sydney Airport on Friday by Australian Federal Police and remanded in custody until Monday’s hearing.

Shanks appeared in court dressed in a dark, faded T-shirt, black combat pants and canvas shoes.

Magistrate Lee Anne Gilmour released him into the custody of two Victorian detectives, who are due to fly back to Melbourne on Monday afternoon.

Shanks is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

A small group of Sydney activists attended the hearing to support him.

They said they didn’t know the New Zealander but wanted to show their solidarity.

Update :

Man charged over G20 brawl granted bail
The Age / AAP
November 20, 2007

A 22-year-old New Zealand man who was extradited from NSW on charges stemming from last year’s G20 riots in Melbourne has been granted bail.

Victorian detectives successfully sought the extradition of Gabriel James Shanks, who is facing a charge of rioting, in Sydney’s Waverley Local Court on Monday.

He was arrested at Sydney Airport on Friday by Australian Federal Police and remanded in custody until Tuesday’s hearing.

Shanks’ lawyer told the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court his client could provide a $10,000 surety and could reside with a cousin in North Fitzroy.

The prosecution did not oppose the application.

Magistrate Phillip Goldberg granted bail on grounds including that Shanks provide a surety, he surrender his passport and report to police once a week.

He was ordered to return to court for a committal mention hearing on January 23.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2021 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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4 Responses to G20 : Gabriel in Court

  1. Ultimate Hater says:

    Gabriel Shanks is a ridiculously bad arse name… from now on I will be known as Manuel Stabington.

  2. Liam says:

    “Shanks appeared in court dressed in a dark, faded T-shirt, black combat pants and canvas shoes.”
    Sounds guilty enough for me.

  3. Mahoe says:

    Just to be clear – Gabriel did not post the last message and he likes his own name.

  4. Lumpen says:

    That is a pretty awesome name. I think my new name is going to be God McPirate.

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