Approximately 14 nazis attended the failed Australia First/Golden Dawn rally in Brisbane on Friday. Below are photos of those who attended. Three other nazis — sporting nazi t-shirts — also attended, and apparently tried to attach themselves to a union contingent (they were told to shoo). Since the rally, incensed at not being able to goosestep down Queen Street, AF and GD have declared WAR! on the BLF, CFMEU and ETU in Queensland.
Good luck with that.
Above : Iggy Gavrilidis. Based in Melbourne, Gavrilidis is the leader of Golden Dawn in Australia and one of only two or perhaps three GD members to actually attend the rally.
Above : Jim Perren on right. Perren is a former member of the (now defunct) neo-Nazi ‘White Pride Coalition of Australia’ (WPCA). He briefly came to the media’s attention in 2005. “THE man behind a race-hate campaign in southern Queensland has been identified as a professional kangaroo shooter from the Darling Downs town of Crows Nest.” Perren was later employed as a bouncer at a Toowoomba pub and has been one of two men responsible for the neo-Nazi Whitelaw Towers blog (the other being the Sydney-based Peter Campbell).
Above : Unknown. Presumed member/supporter of GD.
Above : Unknown.
Above : Left: Rachael Cole and two unknowns. Presumed members/supporters of AF.
Above : Unknown. This AF member/supporter got very upset when he lost his flag and proceeded to wave a stick at the counter-rally (much to their amusement).
Above : Michael Cole. is. not. happy.
Above : Old Bearded Man was carrying a sign. Possible great-uncle to ‘Steve the National Socialist supporting Australia First NSW’.
Above : Unknown. Also. not. happy.
Above : Aaron Heaps. AF Brisbane spokesperson and former One Nation Party candidate (Forde, 2004).
Above : Unknown. But possibly suffering from a (political) hangover.
Above : Three boneheads leave the rally. Behind them is a union escort. Hammered is a reference to the annual neo-Nazi gig held in QLD organised by neo-Nazi groups Blood & Honour and the Southern Cross Hammerskins. (NB. This year’s Hammered festival was held in Newcastle, NSW on Saturday, May 3.) The Hammerskins received some brief media attention in Australia when one of its members, Wade Michael Page, shot dead six Sikhs in Wisconsin in August 2012 before committing suicide.