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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Leftists & Muslims try to shut down free speech in Australia

Geert Wilder in Melbourne warns Australians of dangers of Political Correctness, increasing Islamization of the West

By Eric Dondero: 
From The Libertarian Republican

A comprehensive report of Geert Wilder's speech yesterday to supporters in Melbourne. Leftist protesters, including a group carrying a banner advocating Socialism, attempted to bar entrants into the facility to hear the pro-capitalist, pro-free speech rights Dutch MP's speech.
One man pleads with the protesters to allow for free speech rights to be exercised. Leftist protesters grab him by the collar and push him to the ground. Andrew Horwood of the Q Society, an Aussie version of the Tea Party, introducing Wilders remarks:

I think it is very sad that political correctness has descended upon this land. That it's hard for a group like this to get locations where we can freely speak.

I am here to warn Australia about the true nature of Islam. It's not just a religion as so many people think. It's primarily a dangerous and totalitarian ideology.

Leftists protest against Geert Wilders speaking in Melbourne (ABC TV Australia)
Angry protesters clashed with police as they tried to stop people from entering a Melbourne venue where anti-Islamist Dutch MP Geert Wilders was due begin his Australian speaking tour. Broadcast.

The demonstrators took guests' tickets and pushed them to the ground.

"What are you doing? This is a democratic society. We're allowed to go in there," one guest told the protesters.

Mounted police then moved in, forming a line to try to stop the scuffles.  "We do not want this to be an issue of confrontation and we ask you to accept the rights of all the other members of the community," one policeman said.

"If you do not move aside, we will be using force."

Most of the protesters, who chanted "racism, no way, we're going to fight it all the way", then moved on.

The group Students for Palestine organised the protest.

Read more at ABC News Australia.

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