There has been a concerted effort this year by racist and fascist forces in Australia to grow as a movement using anti-Muslim hysteria as its fuel. Each time these forces have rallied, major counter rallies by groups of anti-fascists have confronted them (see here and here). In the southern state of Victoria, the far right has created a particular militant group, the United Patriots Front, whose stated aim is to defeat the left and its organisations. They have now called for a new rally in the regional town of Bendigo to protest the building of a mosque. A counter rally has been organised for Saturday the 29th of August by a number of groups. For updates see here and here.
Stop the bigots in Bendigo - no to fascism, no to Islamophobia
Saturday, August 29 at 1:30pm Bendigo Town Hall, 189-193 Hargreaves St, Bendigo