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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Andrew "Benji" Veniamin buried

The stupidity of some never ceases to amaze.

Carl carries the coffin- click for fullsize
RIP Benji: Carl carries Andrew "Benji" Veniamin this morning.Photo: Jason South, The Age
Benji sailed close to the wind. He died as he lived. People find that fascinating. The media report on these fascinating people and events. Some sad losers even start a blog about it. So why sould it come as a suprise that the media would turn up at the funeral?
Reporters covering the funeral were attacked by a group of youths who pelted them with eggs and other objects.

One cameraman was also hit by a golf ball. He was not seriously injured.

The media was ushered to the end of the street by friends of Veniamin.

Those who strayed were told in no uncertain terms to get back with the rest of the pack.

Sure the kids are angry, looking to lash out. But the media didn't pull the trigger.

The weather was mixed, making sunglasses unecessary. But they were still worn but the greater majority of the crowd. Onlookers and bystanders were all looked over by watchful eyes- cops, mourners, strong arm men in suits (the same ones that Keyser has sworn to go after?) and the media.

It was, as all of these events tend to be, a surreal experience.

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