Melbourne and it’s beaches have been gripped with another summer wave of African Youth Gang Crime. It began with three separate violent incidents occurring at St Kilda Beach last month perpetrated by youths described of being African in appearance.
Further down Port Phillip Bay Chelsea Beach has been the location of two nights of violence involving African youths, along with a separate incident involving a brawl between Turkish and Lebanese beachgoers.
On Christmas Eve in St Albans in Melbourne’s West Vietnamese shopkeepers fought back against Sudanese youths who had been robbing their businesses and intimidating their customers.
Victoria Police have also confirmed they are dealing with a brand new African youth crime gang the Blood Drill Killers, this is an addition to the already existing gangs Apex and Menace to Society. Police have stated BDK is made up of younger teenage Africans and have been involved in recent the violence at St Albans.
Frustration at another summer of violent crime by youths of African appearance has simmered on social media, with politicians and authorities in Victoria appearing not to have learned anything from last summer’s crime wave. The recently re-elected Andrews Labor Government has deployed extra police to Melbourne’s beaches and installed new CCTV cameras in an effort to appease public angst.
Last Friday night patriot activists Neil Erikson and Ricky Turner from Cooks Convicts went down to St Kilda Beach to asses the crime hotspot for themselves. They began filming a group of African youths who were refusing to move off a footpath when directed by police while playing soccer.
These youths became agitated at Erikson’s presence and he refused to stop filming when asked by police. One African youth was so agitated that police had to capsicum spray and arrest him and he is expected to be charged on summons with assaulting police, resisting arrest and failing to move on when directed.
Erikson has defended his presence at St Kilda that night and denied he was provoking innocent African youths simply playing soccer.
He and Ricky Turner appeared on A Current Affair Monday night in their segment on ‘racial tension’ in Melbourne. The reporter labelled them racist for calling the African youths uncivilized. It also featured a Vietnamese teenager vowing vigilante action to protect their community from the Sudanese “We must mass protest right now, and band together and hurt any African youths in our way”.
In response to the media backlash to his actions at St Kilda Beach, including many death threats to his Facebook page Neil Erikson has organized a Political Meeting at St Kilda Beach this Saturday at 1pm urging “all to come along to discuss the problems we are facing from Apex”. He has said there will be no violence and it will be a peaceful meeting.
Erikson has created several promotional Facebook videos promoting the meeting appealing to national pride.
He has also mocked his media opponents and local Port Phillip Mayor Dick Gross who appear to be more concerned with another so called far-right confrontation than fighting crime.
The meeting has the support of fellow patriot activist and United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell who posted a video on Erikson’s Facebook page promoting the meeting.
Erikson has also stated he is not concerned about Victoria Police detaining him to prevent the meeting from taking place, stating he has plenty of other organizers who can assist in his absence.
Local Antifa groups who claim that African youth gang crime is media beat up to generate clicks, fueled by race-baiting politicians and far-right activists have organised two events opposing Erikson’s political meeting.
There is the Community solidarity picnic party at St Kilda hosted by The Smashed Avocado Movement, who as its name suggests is a progressive activist movement dedicated to ending to domestic violence, racism, xenophobia, and sexism.
There is also the Anti fascist beach party hosted by well known Melbourne Antifa activist Sue Munro who urges attendees to bring placards and megaphones “to drown out the tears of angry Nazis such as Neil Erikson”.
If Victoria Police or other authorities were to shut down the meeting it would be an act of mass political censorship and appear as though they are trying to suppress public concern about violent African crime.
Certainly if any group of citizens want to meet in public to discuss an issue of community concern peacefully it should be accommodated, no matter how much disdain the politicians or authorities may wrongly have for it.