Yesterday, Sunday 28th August I attended the the United Patriot Fronts rally in Melton to protest against the building of a Muslim only housing estate. Yes the world does keep getting crazier.
Melton is a satellite suburb of Melbourne and it is in the far western suburbs. I used to live about 15 minutes walk from where the planned housing estate would be. I arrived fashionably late, 15 minutes after the official start time. The rally was being held in a park near the Melton Council offices. When I arrived a speaker was in the middle of her speech so I joined the crowd listening. Upon arrival I noticed a few groups of Police, around 20 and some reporters, camera crews and photographers, there were also around 20 of them in the area. The Police were not near the rally but spread around the surrounding area, whilst the media were in amongst the people attending the rally. The crowd was much smaller than I had thought it would be it was only around 200 people. There was a good mix of ages but overwhelmingly male, I'd say around 10-20% were female. And so white, the crowd was white, the media were white (with two exceptions) and so were the Police, at past rallies even the Leftists were white.
After about half an hour the speaker stopped and there was a half hour lunch break were they put on a BBQ and you paid a donation to eat and get a soft drink. People stood around and talked, the media went around and spoke or photographed various people during this time. There was no hostility between anyone and it was obvious that the media did not feel threatened in any way. There were also two men walking around with face masks on, they provided a great surprise latter on. There were three other groups there as well as the United Patriots Front, there were the True Blue Crew, the Sons of Odin and the Party for Freedom who had some really great posters they carried.
After the lunch break a number of speakers came on and I must say I was impressed, while each had things they could work on as speakers (couldn't we all), their message was solid, I really could not fault their message. It was obvious to me that they understand that Globalism and Immigration are the problems and the things we must fight. In fact Blair Cottrell said something so obvious I was immediately thinking to myself "why haven't I thought of that!". He said "people always tell me that Multiculturalism has failed, it hasn't failed, it has worked exactly as it was designed to do!", that is not a direct quote but it was his message. Brilliant!
The two men in the mask I mentioned earlier revealed themselves and gave a short speech on the burka and how anti-social wearing a mask in public is. I thought it was quite clever.
We then marched around 500 metres to the Council office, the Police had left the area and were waiting for us at the Council office. We had to cross a major street and the Police stopped traffic to let us cross and some of the now stationary cars blew their horn and waved in support. We were only there for a short time and the rally came to an end. But not before Mr. Cottrell asked the crowd to thank the Police by giving them a round of applause, which we did. The Left failed, for whatever reason, to attend this rally so there was no violence. The media must have been so disappointed. However there was one small incident between two groups who had words to each other, a personality clash but nothing to do with the rally. There was one funny incident, or at least I found it funny, when we were at the Council office a car drove past and did a burnout, every single Police Officer turned to look as if it was a magnet.
On the way home in my car I heard a news report about the rally I had just attended. They said that Police had done weapons checks on people so there would not be any violence. I wasn't checked, I didn't see anyone else being checked and until I heard it on the radio I had heard no one mention it. They then had a Police spokeswomen on who was very upbeat and she said that the Police were very happy with the behavour of the crowd. Of course the crowd was well behaved no Leftists turned up to try and rain on our parade.
Now I do have some comments to make about the rally.
The first thing that was obvious to me was that there weren't many locals at the rally. Either they didn't know about it or they didn't know what to expect. If a future rally is held there needs to be much more effect made into contacting locals and informing them about the plans that have been put before Council.
Secondly the rally was overwhelmingly Working Class, maybe we should stop calling it the Working Class and start calling it the Patriot Class.
Thirdly, the female speaker reminds me of Pauline Hanson in so many ways, although they look nothing alike, passionate, sincere, dedicated but she was nervous and she got tongued tied. She should get some public speaking training as her message was good and it is a shame to see her talents not being used to the best of her ability. Her group the Party of Freedom also has an article about the rally.
Fourthly, the male speakers were good, the only thing I would say was that Mr. Cottrell spoke a little too long, 2/3rd of that length would have been perfect and the other UPF speaker who's name I cannot remember right now needs to tighten up his speaking as each time he stopped speaking it didn't seem like a natural end. We wanted to clap but we weren't sure if he was in the middle or at the end of what he was saying. Both had good solid things to say so no problem there at all.
I hope you find this of interest and I hope if your near by you attend a rally, the internet is great but it's the real world we need to change!
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