Above : Some elderly people have their prejudices about Mooselems confirmed by a dashing Dutchman. Img stolen from Hamish Fitzsimmons (Lateline).
Update (8:00pm) : The picket has wound down. Maybe 150 attended. There were no arrests. Wilders is next scheduled to speak in Perth tomorrow — the Q Society appears to be having some problems finding a venue; Muslims in Melbourne may like like to avoid La Mirage in future…
Update : There’ve been some scuffles between police, picketers and those attending Wilders’ speech. Police have used horses to break the picket outside the venue. Wilders’ supporters include a few known racists and fascists from organisations such as the ADL. It’s unclear yet if anyone’s been arrested. There’s a very large police and media presence.
Geert Wilders will be speaking in Melbourne tonight at La Mirage Reception & Convention Centre, 210 Hume Highway, Somerton in Melbourne’s outer-northern suburbs.
Tour organisers the ‘Q Society’ has requested ticket-holders attend at 6pm.
A protest/picket will be at the reception centre from this time.
Some people will be assembling in the City Square at 5pm; many no doubt then travelling to Somerton. Others will be meeting from 5.00-5.30pm at Roxburgh Park train station (Upfield line) before heading to the venue.
La Mirage Receptions may be congratulated for facilitating Wilder’s anti-Muslim mania on (03) 9305 4855.
See also : Geert Wilders in Australia, February 2013 (February 2, 2013).