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I decided on 101 reasons as I didn’t want to depress the entire legal profession by having 1,001.
Paul Brennan, Lawyer, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Saturday, November 10, 2007

# 2. They get up the nose of the President of Pakistan


On 5 November 2007 President Pervez Musharraf's police baton-charged lawyers protesting against emergency rule.



What is with this guy? Have they not got any monks in Pakistan?



First it may be the lawyers, but then it will be the accountants and bankers. After that it could be the financial planners and then where would we all be?

Amid pictures of Pakistani police baton-charging lawyers wearing suits, the Economist reports that many of those, arrested of a certain class, may have friends to help them “wriggle out of trouble”. It reports a scene outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad where a small crowd of lawyers, “including several well groomed women wearing expensive sunglasses, took turns to bundle into the back of a police van. From there they flashed victory salutes to assembled photographers”.
Would the lawyers of Mooloolaba be prepared to man the barricades and resist a police charge? Well, we would all need new suits, first.

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