The Guardian April 16, 2003

Support the Opera House NO WAR activists

Dear Friends,

On Wednesday April 16, Will Saunders and I go to court to face the charges 
over our painting of "NO WAR" on the Opera House last month. We are both 
charged with malicious damage (5 years max, $2000 max) and wilfully marking 
a building with paint ($440 max).

There is the possibility that extra charges will be laid and the CEO's 
office of the Opera House yesterday informed me that damages will be round 
about $100,000.

If any of you feel able to provide me with a character reference (use a 
letterhead if you can) or a simple letter of support, it would be very 

It would also be really good if you could attend the case. I don't expect 
everybody to agree with what Will and I did, but character references will 
be very important. Please also forward this to anyone you know anywhere who 
supported us.

Thank You

David Burgess

Send support to: David Burgess c/
The Wilderness Society
PO Box K249
NSW 1240
& fax to:
(02) 9282 9557
Case to be heard at:
The Downing Centre Local Court
cnr Elizabeth & Liverpool Streets, Sydney, 9.30am

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