Sydney’s BLM rally on Monday was just a little bit of a flop. Only around 100 Marxists, cranks, and members of the Aboriginal industry bothered to show up at the Domain in Sydney to shiver in the rain. Organisers and supporters tried to claim over 200 attended, again displaying the inability of Marxists to count.
No mainstream media bothered to cover this relatively tiny BLM protest organised by longtime Marxist activist Paddy Gibson and the CEO of the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service Karly Warner. The only reports you can find online of the somber and underwhelming event are from the Marxists at Green Left Weekly and the student radicals at the University of Sydney newsletter Honi Soit. Nobody else cared.
Not even the police cared now that Paddy and his small band of fellow taxpayer funded activists are no longer breaching COVID restrictions. Only two officers bothered to show up. At his previous attempt to hold a BLM rally Paddy was dramatically arrested, dragged away by NSW police in front of national news cameras and got invited to NSW Parliament house by Greens MPs. This time nobody noticed and almost nobody cared.
Paddy probably wishes the police did try to smash up this rally like his last BLM effort.
Paddy Gibson has a public record as an organiser and activist for revolutionary Trotskyist groups going back fifteen years. In 2005 he was the spokesman for the Socialist Alliance front group “Students Against War” a group that openly supported the Sunni extremists in Iraq who would later become ISIS. In 2006 he was an organiser during the G20 riots in Melbourne and in 2007 he was on the organising committee for the violent APEC protests in Sydney. He has been a member of the revolutionary Trotskyist group Solidarity since at least 2007.
Why taxpayer funded members of the Aboriginal industry, and in particular the CEO of the supposedly mainstream NSW Aboriginal Legal Service feel that it is appropriate to attend a BLM rally organised by such a man is puzzling to say the least.