Domestic terrorism on our rail lines – and it goes unpunished


The video makes it clear. The men are actively trying to stop, or perhaps even derail, a moving freight train. Not only were they brazen enough to get within feet of a moving locomotive carrying potentially hazardous material, throwing wooden skids drenched with gasoline and setting fires, they were also stupid enough to film it all - making it easier for police to arrest and charge these reckless activists.

These men should be described as domestic terrorists. Their behaviour is no better - and in some ways worse - than the al-Qaida terrorists currently sitting behind bars in a maximum security prison.

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