Neo-Nazism in the guise of “patriotism” doesn’t only effect America, it also has a hold on some Aussies.
White supremacists will be rallying against “Islam” in Australia.
An anti-Islam nationalist group that has aligned itself with neo-Nazis and other far-right organizations says it will hold Australia’s biggest ever “patriot rally” at Melbourne’s Parliament House next weekend.
The group, United Patriots Front, is a breakaway of the Reclaim Australia movement and includes a man convicted of anti-Semitic harassment among its leaders.
The UPF claims solidarity with the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, which was founded by Holocaust denier Nikos Michaloliakos, who along with other party members is facing charges in his homeland of being a member of a criminal organization.
Police are investigating messages sent on social media that appear to show discussion about members “packing” (slang for bringing a weapon) at Saturday’s rally.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said investigators were checking the veracity of the messages.
About 70 members of the UPF attended a violent anti-Islam rally on the steps of the Richmond Town Hall in May, which saw scuffles break out between members and counter-protesters.