LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Eight cast and crew members of ABC TV’s The Chaser’s War on Everything program and three hire car drivers have been charged under new APEC legislation.
Yesterday the group – including comedian Chas Licciardello, who was dressed as Osama bin Laden – staged a fake motorcade through Sydney’s CBD and were waved on by police.
The three, official-looking cars bore Australian and Canadian flags.
They were just one block from the hotel where US President George W Bush is staying when the joke was realised.
The stunt has made headlines around the globe.
But it has also raised questions about the massive $170 million security net thrown up around the city for APEC.
The police are furious at the comedy team’s actions.