Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Aussie March Stirs Emotion; Islamic Anti -Extremism the Focus

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Aussie March Stirs Emotion; Islamic Anti -Extremism the Focus

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Ross Irby

ross.irby@dailymercury.com.au

MACKAY'S Reclaim Australia Rally stayed peaceful and did not turn nasty unlike the arrests and ugly scenes that dogged national rallies in Melbourne and Sydney, when opposing groups faced off.

Organiser Mark Barrett said it did get very intense when people opposing the Mackay rally went on its Facebook site attempting to derail it with false claims, saying it was cancelled.

"We spent quite a lot of time stopping people from hacking the site, trying to pull it down," he said.

"The government must put Australia first, our culture and values. Protect our ways of life against extremism and growing threats of terrorism on our land for all who choose to live here. We are scared about what is happening."

Mr Barrett told the crowd, Australians have had enough of being lied to, paying for immigrants, and of legislation that established the foundation of extremism.

He said education manipulated children, with food being halal certified so as not to offend, leading to an attack and decay of our culture. …

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