Australia: Snatch at Sydney

A six-year-old Indian girl named Nancy Prasad was grabbed last week from her sister's arms at Sydney airport, bundled into a car and driven away. It was no ordinary kidnaping, for within 15 minutes the sister, Shasti Powditch, got word that Nancy was safe and would be returned as soon as the plane she was to board had taken off.

The kidnaper turned out to be Charles Perkins, an aboriginal student at Sydney University who early this year led "freedom riders" through New South Wales to protest discrimination against Australia's dark-skinned aborigines, who number nearly 80,000. Perkins saw in Nancy...

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