A group of Neo-Nazis clashed with police and counter-protesters during a rally in Perth. Around 40 people participated in the rally, which was organised by the Neo-Nazi group, the National Socialist Network.
The rally took place outside the Perth Magistrates Court, where a 33-year-old man was due to appear on charges related to alleged racial vilification. Police officers had warned the National Socialist Network to cancel the rally, but the group went ahead with it anyway.
During the rally, the National Socialist Network members clashed with police and counter-protesters who had gathered to oppose the group’s message. Several people were arrested and charged with offences, including disorderly conduct and obstructing police.
WA Premier, Mark McGowan, and the state’s Police Minister, Michelle Roberts, both condemned the rally and the Neo-Nazi group’s views. They both stressed that hate speech and racism have no place in Western Australian society and urged people to report any incidents of racial vilification or hate speech to the police.