Thousands attend ‘scary’, divisive meeting in Alice Springs over surge in crime

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While some locals call for legal action against the NT government, others fear tension could stir racism and vigilante attacks

A hostile meeting of about 3,000 in Alice Springs on Monday night has exposed deep division in the town, already reeling from a surge in crime and antisocial behaviour.

Alice Springs has become a flashpoint in recent weeks, with an increase in property crime and violence prompting new alcohol restrictions to be imposed.

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