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Far Right Rally at St Kilda Foreshore

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) condemns the Far Right Rally held on St Kilda Foreshore yesterday, 5 January, which was organised by Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson, who have previously been convicted of crimes under Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act.

JCCV President Jennifer Huppert said “The use of Nazi symbolism and expressions of racism by the attendees is unacceptable behaviour and has no place in Australia”.

Ms Huppert stated: “I commend Victoria Police for their proactive actions on the day in ensuring the safety of those in the area., and call on them to enforce the laws relating to racial hatred and vilification if they have been breached.”

The actions of the of those attending the rally, as well as the recent activities of Antipodean Resistance in stickering swastikas in the vicinity of Emmy Monash Homes in North Caulfield, are part of an increase in the activities of the far right, which is of great concern to the Jewish community.

6 January 2019

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