SYDNEY: The premier of Australia’s New South Wales state condemned on Sunday (Jan 28) a neo-Nazi rally within the state capital Sydney as “appalling”, a day after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stated neo-Nazism was on the rise within the nation.
Police on Sunday stated round 30 males gathered at a park within the metropolis’s north and have been issued with orders stopping them from coming into different areas of Sydney, earlier than they dispersed, with no arrests made.
“Police are assembly these obnoxious and appalling racists head-on in New South Wales streets,” Premier Chris Minns advised reporters in Sydney, describing the occasion as a “neo-Nazi demonstration”.
The far-right occasion comes a day after Albanese condemned home neo-Nazi exercise following the arrests of six members of a black-clad group in Sydney on Friday, the nation’s nationwide day, amid rallies in help of its Indigenous individuals.
The prime minister stated Australia had seen an increase in neo-Nazism, which was condemned “by all respectable individuals”.
This month, new legal guidelines banning the Nazi salute and show or sale of symbols related to terror teams got here into impact in Australia in response to extra antisemitic incidents following the Israel-Gaza conflict.
On the time, the centre-left Labor authorities stated the legal guidelines despatched a transparent message there was no place in Australia for individuals who glorify the Holocaust or terrorist acts.