MARCH 4, 1996
Melbourne protesters threaten teams
This threatening behavior may prove to be the undoing of the Save Albert Park movement, as it is certain to alienate people who might have been against the race happening but cannot condone the use of such threats to stop the racing. One has only to remember what happened to Mika Hakkinen in Adelaide last year when his McLaren suffered a puncture to realize the dangers involved.
As a result of the threats, security in Melbourne will have to be increased, and it is possible that there might even have to be searches of spectators. The Melbourne police are likely to be asked to investigate the threats and it is possible that there will be arrests of known Save Albert Park members as investigations proceed.