Geert Wilders and minders knock over disabled Perth activist Seamus Doherty
A disabled activist claims he was manhandled by the minders of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders as he peacefully protested against the politician’s appearance in Perth.
Seamus Doherty, a prominent figure in Perth activism, was pushed to the ground after Mr Wilders’ security detail attempted to stop him sitting on steps near Parliament House on Wednesday.
The notorious troublemaker never got near Wilders. The whole thing is a complete fabrication. Seamus Doherty parked in a disabled space and then walked up the steps and started to bait the security to cause an incident. You can watch the videos here.
The 62-year-old, who is disabled and carries a cane, pleaded with security to let him sit on the stairs – but the plea fell on deaf ears until Labor MPs, including Opposition Leader Mark McGowan, screamed out on Mr Doherty’s behalf from a balcony.
Mr Doherty told Fairfax Media all he wanted to do was sit down.
“I’ve got weak legs, so I just wanted to come sit down on the edge,” he said.
“I didn’t want to go up the stairs and I wasn’t causing any problems, but they just said, ‘no, you’re not passing’. (WA Today)
“activist” stinker claims he is a victim of Wilders evil bodyguards. You know its BS, but that’s their schtick. Look what a nasty Wilders picture this WAToday scribblers chose:
Last night, a most unusual political event took place.
A new political party launched its federal campaign, but the public weren’t invited.
The media was excluded. The location was secret. And the campaign was launched by a foreigner.
The Australian Liberty Alliance, an anti-Islam party, was launched by the controversial Geert Wilders, leader of the nationalist Dutch Party for Freedom.
The Australian Hotels Association of Western Australia has warned its members about the risk of taking a booking for far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who will be in Perth this month for the launch of the anti-Islamic political party Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA).
The association’s chief executive, Bradley Woods, issued the same warning ahead of Wilders’ last Australian speaking tour in 2013.
“Mr Wilders’s political views are likely to attract attention and public protests and these protesters could become problematic,” Woods told Guardian Australia.