David Southwick calls for neo-Nazi concert to be stopped, organisers banned

September 19, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Victorian State Member for Caulfield David Southwick has raised the stakes on an upcoming neo-Nazi concert and its organisers by calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to intervene and stop the event from proceeding.

David Southwick

The Victorian branch of the white supremacy group, Blood and Honour, is arranging a concert to be held on 12th October. The event is planned to be headlined by the band “Fortress” who are known for the use of extremely xenophobic, violent lyrics.

In the letter dated 16th September, Southwick called for the State Government to act and block the event from proceeding and conduct an investigation into event organisers and white supremacy group Blood & Honour – with a view to banning the group as other jurisdictions have.

“Local residents know too well the disgraceful race-related crime such events can trigger. Following a far-right rally in St Kilda in January this year, the Emy Monash Aged Care Facility in Caulfield North, which houses a number of Holocaust survivors, was targeted with neo-Nazi graffiti.”

“I call on you to ensure the planned event scheduled on the 12th October is stopped and that an immediate investigation into Blood and Honour is conducted to determine the level of risk they pose to the community and if Victoria should consider banning this group as other countries have done.”

“With the largest Jewish Holocaust Survivor community in Australia and one of the largest outside of the state of Israel, it is important for us as Victorians to lead the way and stand up to hatred and bigotry”

Local residents and all Victorians across the state should never have to tolerate those who incite hatred and openly racist, neo-Nazi groups such as these have no place in our proudly inclusive, multicultural community.

 

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