Victoria Police detectives have been visiting patriot activists in the state over their plans for Australia Day. The most high profile patriots to have knocks at their door are Neil Erikson of Patriot Blue and Christopher Shortis of the Australia First Party. Police wished to know if they were attending the True Blue Crew’s Australia Day Beach Party at St Kilda and if so wanted to discourage them from going.
It would appear that the police’s actions are more to do with wanting to protect these patriot activists from any violence that may be perpetrated against them by far-left activists rather than concern about any trouble the patriots themselves might cause.
The left are flocking to Melbourne’s CBD as part of their invasion day protests and there are rumours they may even disrupt official Australia Day festivities.. The organisers of the event the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance (WAR) are refusing to cooperate with police or the Melbourne City Council by claiming it is their sovereign right to protest.
Erikson questioning by police also relates to the charges that were brought against him over the clash that occurred outside the Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event in Kensington, Melbourne on Monday 4th December 2017. Along with six other activists he was charged with assault, affray and behaving in a riotous manner and part of his bail conditions until the matter reaches the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in June is that he is not to associate with the others charged.
Hence police claimed that him attending any Australia Day event where patriot activists are present may breach his bail conditions. Erikson is also accused of ignoring a court order to hand back a Toll company uniform who he was previously employed with. Erikson is also rumoured to be visiting a citizenship ceremony at Moreland City Council tomorrow to promote to new Australian citizens that it is Australia Day since it was one of three Inner Melbourne councils not to recognize Australia Day.
Shortis however was not even present at the Milo event so it is unclear why he was singled out. But it would appear that Victoria Police is concerned about public order in both the Melbourne CBD and at Australia Day celebrations around the city. They have vowed there will be an increased police presence this year and no anti-social behaviour will be tolerated.
Australia Day 2018 has seen the nation’s day under unprecedented attack with leftist activists assisted by the mainstream media consuming the political discourse with their change the date campaign. It will take on an even more radical bent tomorrow with demands that Australia Day be abolished and we should have no national day until it is claimed we can feel true pride in Australia.
Just today a statue of Captain Cook in Melbourne was dowsed in pink paint with ‘no pride’ painted beneath along with the Aboriginal flag. A Burke and Wills plaque also had the words ‘stolen’ sprayed on it. This was condemned by the federal government who remain united on keeping January 26th Australia Day while Labor is divided. How all of this controversy over Australia Day will play out on the day itself remains to be seen.