An Australian man may sue Qantas Airlines

Jan. 22, 2007 at 6:00 PM

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A man from Melbourne, Australia, may sue Qantas Airlines after they stopped him from boarding a flight because he was wearing an anti George Bush T-shirt.

The shirt depicted the U.S. president as a terrorist, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

Officials at Qantas told Allen Jasson he could not board his flight to London because his T-shirt was offensive and could cause a security risk.

"It's not about affronting anyone and it's certainly not an offensive statement," said Jasson.

He added that he feels President Bush has led an illegal war in Iraq and that it is his democratic right to express a political view.

Melbourne civil liberties advocate Robert Richter said the ban is outrageous.

"You see T-shirts like that on the streets of New York and you don't see American police telling people to take off their T-shirts," he said.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: George Bush
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Bunny Ranch brothel to offer student debt relief
Chinese motorists trapped in 50-lane toll road traffic jam
Florida woman accidentally super glued her eye shut
Orphaned possum treats kangaroo doll as surrogate mother
Congressman mocks GOP with Craigslist ad for speaker