Anti-Muslim group ‘Rights For Bendigo Residents’ has welcomed the organisation of an anti-Muslim rally by fascist grouplet the ‘United Patriots Front’, scheduled to take place at Bendigo Town Hall on Saturday, August 29. While Julie Hoskin & Co look forward to the arrival of a small group of neo-Nazis, fascists and White supremacists from Melbourne:
Locals have organised a community BBQ — FILL THE SPACE WITH RESPECT: COMMUNITY BBQ BENDIGO;
The Campaign Against Racism and Fascism have organised a counter-rally — Stop the bigots in Bendigo! No to fascism, no to Islamophobia.
No Room For Racism event page — STAND WITH BENDIGO against racism & bigotry – Melbourne contingent.
See also : Bendigo united against racism, Hayley Sorensen, Bendigo Advertiser, August 21, 2015 | Rival protesters plan to face off in Bendigo over building of mosque, Andrew Jefferson, Herald Sun, August 20, 2015.
Otherwise, convicted anti-Semite and neo-Nazi Neil Erikson has made another minor media splash after filming himself and a comrade playing with pig’s heads, the severed heads described as being members of the local Muslim community. See : Anti-Islam organiser throws pig head in video to promote Bendigo mosque protest, Patrick Hatch, The Age, August 22, 2015 | Some Anti-Islam Nutjobs Are Using Severed Pig’s Heads To Protest A Mosque In Bendigo, Hannah Hawkins, Junkee, August 23, 2015.
See : Further notes on #ReclaimAustralia/#UnitedPatriotsFront rallies (July 18/19), July 23, 2015.