‘This must stop. It must not be this dangerous for conservatives to speak in Melbourne, while bullies escape punishment and the media Left yawns,’– Andrew Bolt
Threatening Facebook posts, balaclavas and violent rallies: Inside the so-called ‘anti-facist’ group that hides behind face masks and hates free speech – and were beaten up by Andrew Bolt
- Inside the Antifa movement whose members cowardly attacked Andrew Bolt
- Antifa Australia is an anti-fascism movement which says ‘Aussie pride can f***off’
- Antifa Australia claimed members of its ‘family’ were responsible for the attack
- Andrew Bolt condemned left-wing activists for violent attacks on conservatives
- ‘Their sort has ruled the streets for too long… this must stop,’ the presenter said
This is the far-left Antifa movement whose members cowardly attacked political commentator Andrew Bolt on a Melbourne street on Tuesday.
Antifa Australia is a branch of a wider international movement which claims to ‘defend the working class from fascists and other right-wing threats’ and says ‘Aussie pride can f*** right off’.
The working class will have nothing to do with these fanatical ratbags.
Members of Antifa Australia have claimed one of their ‘family’ was responsibility for attacking Bolt with thick liquid at a book launch in Carlton on Tuesday – which lead to a brawl on Lygon Street.
Beats me why the Daily Mail finds it necessary to pixilate the part of their faces which is not covered by hoods or balaclavas. Are they trying to protect them?
Bolt claimed the Antifa posted: ‘Some of our family in solidarity were attacked by Andrew Bolt while they were protesting today. Why he isn’t in prison for his horrendous, violent language yet is beyond me’.
The Facebook post has since been deleted.
Bolt said the attack shed light on the ongoing war waged by far-left activists against conservative voices like himself.
‘It is ridiculous how dangerous it is for conservatives in this town to speak out,’ Bolt told The Age.
‘The right to free speech has to be better protected – everywhere but particularly in Melbourne.’
Bolt said he was not the first to be attacked by the far-left leaning Antifa group and said he refused to take it lying down.
‘Their sort has ruled the streets for too long,’ he wrote for the Herald Sun.
‘This must stop. It must not be this dangerous for conservatives to speak in Melbourne, while bullies escape punishment and the media Left yawns.’
Antifa Australia claims to stand up for left-wing, progressive views, and boasts a staunch resistance to ‘the Right Wing’.
They are communist/collectivist scum.
‘[We are] here to educate, organise and fight,’ the group said on its Facebook page.
Attack and destroy. No one wants to be ‘educated’ by these dolts.
‘To inform the public about nationalism, fascism, capitalism, racism, sexism, religious persecution, homophobia, xenophobia, attacks on minorities.’
These cretins attack everyone who doesn’t subscribe to their misguided proletarian ideals.
Bolt said he would not take Tuesday’s attack lying down and condemned political violence
‘This must stop. It must not be this dangerous for conservatives to speak in Melbourne, while bullies escape punishment and the media Left yawns,’ Bolt said following the attack
The group made a personal mention to One Nation Party leader Pauline Hanson.
The Queensland Senator, who is outspoken about her conservative views, was labelled ‘xenophobic’ on the Antifa Australia site.
The group said there was a ‘capitalist crisis infecting the idiotic with fascism’.
‘You and your fascist minions will be defeated,’ it said in a Facebook post.
‘Aussie pride can f*** right off,’ it said condemning the celebration of Australia Day.
‘No pride in genocide.’
The attack on Bolt by two masked men in Melbourne turns into a brawl on Lygon Street
Members of the group have been pictured wearing balaclavas and other face coverings to protect their identities– as they did when they reportedly attacked Bolt on Tuesday.
Bolt, who hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News and co-hosts a 2GB radio show , said it was not the first time ‘masked idiots’ attacked conservative leaders.
He said violent threats forced the cancellation of a meeting between Senator Hanson and conservative Jews.
Ms Hanson also condemned the extreme left wing following the event for its ‘violent attacks on free speech and the right to gather peacefully’.
Antifa Australia said there was a ‘capitalist crisis infecting the idiotic with fascism’
Antifa Australia has boasted of various movements online including an ‘anti-racism’ march at Cronulla beach protesting the 2015 riots which were racially fuelled.
2015? Nothing to do with race. A complete misrepresentation of events.
A physical altercation also broke out at Melbourne University when Sophie Mirabella was jostled by left-wing activists.
Antifa Australia has boasted of various movements online including an ‘anti-racism’ march at Cronulla beach protesting the 2005 riots which were reportedly racially fuelled.
The group also demonstrated at a Reclaim Australia rally in Melton, Melbourne in November 2015.
It also fronted anti-Islam protests in Penrith, and stormed Australia First Party headquarters in New South Wales.
Antifa Australia failed to respond to Daily Mail Australia’s requests for comment.
Bolt said political activism, regardless of whether it targeted the left or the right, ‘must stop’.
‘We must be able to discuss ideas in public without being threatened, intimidated and attacked,’ he said.
Wouldn’t that be nice?