As we reported last night, Reclaim Australia and other “far-right” organizations staged an anti-Islamization demo in Melbourne yesterday. The demonstrators were violently attacked by “anti-racist” counter-demonstrators, and a massive police intervention was required to separate the two groups.
Additional demonstrations by Reclaim Australia occurred today in other Australian cities, with the same predictable response by leftist counter-demonstrators. Vlad Tepes has tracked down a series of videos of these demos, and also produced a short annotated clip with his own commentary.
I notice that the pattern is the same in the “anti-racist” reaction to these anti-Islamization demos as it is in Europe:
|1.||The counter-demonstrators significantly outnumber the demonstrators.|
|2.||They are well-organized, and most carry professionally printed signs and banners, in contrast to the homemade signs carried by the Islam-critics.|
|3.||They are far more likely to be masked than their targets are.|
|4.||In all instances in which it can be definitively determined, the “anti-racists” strike the first blow in any violent encounter with the anti-Islamic protesters.|
|5.||Media coverage bends over backwards to be equivocal about “both sides”. Reporters and anchors often tip towards favoring the counterdemonstrators, giving them more close-ups and positive sound bites.
Below are some of the videos that Vlad turned up.
Adelaide and Melbourne:
Sydney and Brisbane:
Vlad’s commentary on the lefties in Sydney: