Save the Refugees Rally – Bondi Beach 8.5.10

Went to the rally this morning. A couple of hundred turned out in support of refugees, and opposing the Government’s decisions to not only ‘indefinitely’ suspend the processing of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan but also the decision to reopen the ‘hellhole’ that is Curtin detention centre – a place described as ‘worse than Woomera’.

It was a great atmosphere, and with a few hundred people in attendance by the end, there was no police presence whatsoever. That in itself, speaks volumes, considering they’re there in numbers whenever the racist bogans get together and organise their massive rallies. You know, the ones where 10 – 15 people turn up…

Protesters were organised into a large ‘life-ring’, and were asked to wear red and yellow to symbolise the lifesaver. The lifesaver does not discriminate, he/she saves those who are in need. The lifesaver acts with compassion. The lifesaver is a recognised symbol of this country, and many lifesavers work as volunteers, adding the value of selflessness to the character.

The next few photos are from http://bramijegan.wordpress.com/

This rally was organised and supported by several organisations, most notably Amnesty International Australia and GetUp. It followed on from the Refugee Action Council’s rally last week, where similar amounts of people were in attendance:

Now, in order to provide a visual demonstration of how the xenophobes figure they’ve got the majority on their side, one only needs to take a look at their attempts at organising peaceful protests against the rights of refugees:

Oh… And in case you were wondering… There have been some counter protests organised to muffle the loud whines of these 10 – 15 racist bogans. Here is what one of them looked like: (On the way to confront the APP at the Villawood Detention Centre)…

26 thoughts on “Save the Refugees Rally – Bondi Beach 8.5.10

  1. Yeah, great turn out. A few hundred. At least when us bogans turn out we fill a suburb. You are a minority group. And let me guess, most of these fuckers were either unemployed, or possessed a BA, a Bachelor of nothing, just like most of your followers. I went to Uni, joined the ALP, and sucked a few cocks, now I qualify as an antibogan. YEAH, YEAH.

    • No, Jeff, you didn’t read the post. Or couldn’t read it.

      10-15 racist bogans at the APP rally. That in your mind equals “filling a suburb”. LOOOOOOL.

      It also pales compared to “a few hundred”. In terms your feeble bogan mind can understand, the anti-racists numbers TWENTY TIMES MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF BOGANS. How does that feel Jeffy boy? “We can fill a suburb! Yeah! But with only 10-15 people! Yeah! We rock! Anti-racists are in the minority! Not like us, we can get 10 to 15 people to turn up to a rally! Yeah!”

      Yet you go on talking with your pea-sized brain: “At least when us bogans turn out, we fill a suburb”. Hmmm, you mean like this?
      http://melbourne-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/pictures-melburnians-rally-against-racism/
      Yeah, a virtual no show – that’ll teach those anti-racists.
      And this?
      http://media.theage.com.au/national/national-news/nazi-salutes-at-flinders-street-protest-1303780.html
      We’re in the minority, right – 300 of us compared to less than 5 inbred Nazi wannabes. Do you even know what minority means? Look it up in the dictionary – we speak English in this country Jeff.

      Big on bullshit, low on brains Jeffy boy. And a complete embarrassment to your fucked up cause.

      • I think Jeff is referring to the Cronulla riots… You’d think that after that day they’d have no trouble finding a few thousand supporters for their causes. But oddly enough, a lot of people would look back at that day and regret being there.

    • Yeah thanks guys for your kind words, I can’t believe how ignorant you all are. If you weren’t aware the reason hose prices are the way they are in the two suburbs you stated is because of two things, supply and demand. The area and surrounding areas of bankstown is full of reffugees and immigrants particularly of Muslim denomination and because we let any minority setup enclaves in this country we end up in this situation of massively overinflated housing prices ever-increasing crime rates and so on. It’s obvious you never frequent bankstown by your statement of it being an affluent suburb so like I said come down and see the zoo for yourself. These people aren’t Australians they’re animals, hopefully you will see the truth sooner rather than later. By the way I’m really not a racist. I just don’t appreciate people that were welcomed into my/our country that abuse our systems and systematically destroy our way of life

  2. I still cannot get my head around the fact that many refugees pay thousands of dollars to get here? It is a fact that in these countries this kind of money for the real poor is unheard of, simply does’nt exist no matter how much the family pulls together.

    • Approximately $4000 is entirely manageable. These people are not necessarily homeless bums. They are real people, who have been able to support themselves over the past several decades. They most likely have sold their cars, appliances and anything else short of their homes if they own them. They have not come to Australia for a better financial life in particular. These people have often had to witness family or friends killed in front of them, or have had to run from the authorities themselves. They are coming from countries where they are persecuted based on their physical qualities alone. The civil war in Sri Lanka may have ended, but Tamils are still extreme victims of institutional racism which includes violence, torture and often death.
      I don’t care how tough you think you’re doing it, Bill. If your sister was killed, your brother was imprisoned and the rest of your family threatened, you’d raise a few grand and do whatever you could to get out.

  3. love the lady who looks like she has nits holding the baby with eh “afghans welcome in my sandpit”….oh boy…

  4. Hey why don’t you open up your house and take in all the refugees and let them take it over. You goto work to feed them while they stay home all day. People like you and all others like you should go with the refugees and fuck off to where they came from and do the rest of us a favour. Your a dick head you don’t even see what’s going on around you. Come and live in banks town and I’ll bet you’ll think much differently about these fucking pigs!

    • This is our country, bitch. You ignorant racist fuckwits are just a vocal minority. Now go back into your hole and leave civilised society alone please.

    • Hi dick hole,

      Thanks for dropping by to smear your rank faeces on our blog.
      Australia accepts around 11,000 refugees per year, which represents much less than 10% of its overall migrant intake.

      So when you say “…let them take it over. You goto (sic) work to feed them while they stay home all day…”, you’re really overdoing it. The analogy is more like allowing one refugee into your house once a month for a few hours to have a meal or two with you.

      It’s strange how you suggest that we ‘Come and live in banks (sic) town (sic)…’ because Bankstown is a fairly affluent suburb. The median house price is around $485,000 and over 80% of its population in full time work..

      But when you look at a 99% Anglo suburb such as Melton, Victoria, where our blog-resident white supremacist fuckwit Scott comes from, you’ve got house prices at an average of $280,000 and only 70% involved in full time work. Not only that, but crime is up 4.3% in Melton and on a downward trend well under the state average in Bankstown.

      So Lee, you can fuck off somewhere else as you are as unAustralian as they come.

    • You wouldn’t be happy if you lived in Double Bay. Wouldn’t matter where you livbed you’d find someone to hate.

      Take a look in the mirror to see who your REAL enemy is.

  5. Yeah thanks guys for your kind words, I can’t believe how ignorant you all are. If you weren’t aware the reason hose prices are the way they are in the two suburbs you stated is because of two things, supply and demand. The area and surrounding areas of bankstown is full of reffugees and immigrants particularly of Muslim denomination and because we let any minority setup enclaves in this country we end up in this situation of massively overinflated housing prices ever-increasing crime rates and so on. It’s obvious you never frequent bankstown by your statement of it being an affluent suburb so like I said come down and see the zoo for yourself. These people aren’t Australians they’re animals, hopefully you will see the truth sooner rather than later. By the way I’m really not a racist. I just don’t appreciate people that were welcomed into my/our country that abuse our systems and systematically destroy our way of life

  6. The Bankstown Bogan wrote:

    “By the way I’m really not a racist. I just don’t appreciate people that were welcomed into my/our country that abuse our systems and systematically destroy our way of life”

    Looks a lot like racism to me.

    Inflated house prices are caused by housing shortages and a feral property industry who talks up the market at any opportunity. As long as major cities continue to grow, this will be the case. Nothing to do with immigration.

    Oh by the way, immigrants have a higher rate of home ownership than do your lot because they work hard and they consolidate what their families earn. They are also willing to do without a 50 square McMansion and six plasma TVs.

    Try it some time.

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