Hundreds protest Nazi rally
HUNDREDS of protesters have gathered outside the State Library of Victoria to demonstrate against last weekend’s controversial far-Right rally, which shocked onlookers with the use of Nazi salutes and racist chants.
Queensland Senator Fraser Anning copped heavy criticism from numerous directions last week after billing taxpayers to attend last Saturday’s extremist rally that was hosted by convicted criminals Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson.
Yesterday, Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam spoke at the State Library rally, sharing some of the messages she received after attending the counter-protest last weekend at St Kilda.
One message to her said: “We should stop all Muslim and black African immigration before the crime level gets out of control.”
Police were out in force yesterday with the mounted brigade at the corner of Swanston St and La Trobe St, and uniformed officers spread out across the front of the State Library. The protest was organised by the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism group.
Shocking footage emerged of the previous week’s rally showing far-Right protesters gesturing with Nazi salutes, after hundreds of rallygoers and counter-protesters faced off for more than four hours.