Racist protest outnumbered in Marrickville

Saturday, July 26, 2014
The small protest outside Woolworths by far-right group the Party for Freedom. Photo: Peter Boyle.

A small group of eight people from the racist, far right "Party For Freedom" held a protest outside Woolworth's supermarket in Marrickville on July 26.

They were objecting to a sign saying "Happy Ramadan" the store had put up earlier in the week.

The Party for Freedom is a newly formed group that grew out of the white nationalist Australian Protectionist Party.

It campaigns against multiculturalism, wants to "halt Muslim and third world immigration", encourage "culturally compatible migrants" especially from Europe and North America, and wants Australia to withdraw from the UN refugee convention.

A counter rally of 50 people gathered at the same place and time to show that racist views are not welcome. They held signs saying "racists out of Marrickville" and "let's celebrate multiculture on Aboriginal land".

Photos by Peter Boyle.

From GLW issue 1018