The PfF is a far right ultra nationalist political party. It was founded following the collapse of the Australian Protectionist Party in 2014 by former members. It is headed by Nick Folkes, baby faced boy wonder of the crusaders in Sydney. The PfF is modelled on and even named after the Dutch nationalist Party for Freedom which is led by far right populist Geert Wilders.
They are connected to several far right groups, even Falun Gong, a Chinese anti communist spiritualist movement. They can be spotted easily as a couple of ranty old people with overly expensive and designed placards and banners (that must cost quite abit). They never number over 15 and there are a couple of weirdos in Spartan costumes that act like centurions.
PfF gained nationwide notoriety for a stunt they pulled in late May where they distributed a series of anti Chinese/ anti Multicultural leaflets across Sydney. The flyers went as far as to call those suffering from high rent prices in the inner city as “the real stolen generation”.
The group’s primary objective is to prevent the spread of Islam in Australia as well as banning immigration. Old Nick will take the bullhorn and attempt to lead his nervous crowd of nellies in repetitive Islamophobic jingoism. They often picket Muslim family events, festivals and businesses that certify halal products. They shout get a job loudly at passer- by’s but…they are there too…
PfF were chased out of Belmore Park on the 27th of June, twice. It was funny watching Nick and his mates frantically circling the block looking for his police escort. When he and his small band of followers were confronted by anti fascists, one of the women in his company incited violence by assaulting an anti racist. During the fray, Nick’s patriot chariot broke down.
(PfF having some car trouble)
(Freaks united on the 30th of June, protesting out the front of Alex Gollan’s trial)
So in short they are the Australian equivalent to the Westboro Baptist Church. They are known for their repetitive chanting of slogans they have copied from foreign groups such as Britain First. They have made attempts at propaganda campaigns through stickers and the like, their efforts being such a success, their message literally jumping off the walls in into the hearts of Aussies. Or onto the floor.
(PfF vs the community)
The PfF have taken to conducting a series of miniature demonstrations, diversifying from exclusively anti Islamic activism. They have protested against foreign ownership, the intake of refugees and Chinese business’s, targeting real estate companies and the Chinese consulate in Camperdown. They have staged a series of pickets out the front of auctions in Sydney’s north shore, where they were heckled, mocked and in large ignored by those whom they wished to seek attention from.
PfF have vowed to rally on the 12th of December to commemorate and celebrate the Cronulla Riots on its 10 year anniversary. This is an all time new low for Nick and his band of rag tag followers. People associated with the PfF were responsible for vandalising on the property of Jura Books with a stencil and later smashing its window the night before Sydneys July Reclaim Australia rally.
(PfF property damage at work)
In the months leading up to their great toast to a pogrom against all non whites in Cronulla, the PfF staged a series of insensitive rallies, including one on the 9th October out the front of the Parramatta mosque following the shooting of a police station by a lone Islamist. The goal, as always, was to incite racial hatred and violence against Muslims. Once again the PfF failed. A 200 strong crowd of counter protesters met Folkes typical cult brigade of 20-30 lunatics, accompanied by long time pal Ralph Cerminara.
It seems that one failed race hate rally is not enough for the PfF in one weekend. The following day, Nick and his handful of mates organised another get together, this time opposing the so called white genoicide in South Africa. Now, this cause is used as a flashpoint by neo Nazis and white supremacists the world over, i guess the PfF are, diversifying?
(Leading up to the Cronulla riot anniversary, the PfF have designed subtle promo stickers. Keep an eye out for these.)
Tensions are flaring between Sydney’s fascist camps. After a prominent member of the AFP provided intel on PfF members, Nick has responded by going to war with his rivals, organising a minor flash demo as well as releasing compromising footage of Jim Saleam in the company of some shit faced neo Nazis.
The PfF have been growing restless in the weeks leading up to their big Cronulla riot commemoration rally. They snuck around (fully grown men) at 5 in the morning on a thursday to sticky tape posters on the Anarchist Black Rose library, in an effort to taunt their opponents. The group would go on to produce a series of so called “collectors items” commemorating the Cronulla riot, which have included glass plates and collectors edition stickers. They also carried out a petty political stunt in late November where they stormed a Leichhardt council in protest to the settlement of refugees in Sydney’s inner west.
The Party for Freedom went FULL steam ahead with their pro Cronulla riots rally in a remarkable campaigning drive, whereby alongside making a few collectors item plates they postered the office of Socialist Alliance, a group which had nothing to do with the planning of the counter demonstration. The PfF were taken to court for racial vilification and was later served with an injunction, forcing them to abandon the rally and organise instead what they called the “biggest non halal BBQ in the world”.
Well, it wasn’t quite that exactly. About 50 people attended throughout the day, including a group of about 20 bogans from Canberra bussed up by Daniel Evans. Throughout the rally PfF, ADL and a small assortment of racist locals were allowed by police into the anti racist rally to agitate violence and confrontation. At one point, a large man went to punch a young woman in the back of the head but was luckily stopped by anti racist protestors.
Considerable legal costs have put a significant dent in the PfFs budget which has forced them to stick out their grubby little paws for more money. In joyful spirits, the PfF organised a so called “bogan flotilla” event for their Invasion Day celebrations, where Nick and his weird mates were to set upon Gordon’s Bay with their “floaties” (actually) and have a little paddle around. No footage was uploaded so one could assume that nobody showed up and old Nick was left on his own. I guess all that making videos whilst drunk and on the toilet can chase away friends and potential supporters
The entire membership of PfF (Folkes, Cook, Jameson) were lifted in the Northern Beaches putting up posters agitating racism. Nick, who spends a lot of time praising cops and applauding them for their heavy handed tactics and brutality against the left, was quick to post on his Facebook that they were bullies silencing his right to free speech. Or his right to creep around at night with a ladder and drill racist placards on council property.
Of late, PfF have taken to acting as Shermon’s entourage, escorting him to court cases and the Canberra based PEGIDA rally, now that he has lost his UPF mates. Its quite sad really but also not so surprising either. That Jameson’s a bit of a creepy photo bomber, isn’t he?
It seems the small patriot crack head cult are gearing up for their anti refugee rally on the 20th of March, planning to counter protest a rally organised by the Refugee Action Coalition. They appear to have hijacked the event from former buddy turned traitor Cerminara.
PfF deadbeats have been on quite the campaign, hitting the streets with some cardboard and sticky tape. Look Out!. Since overtaking idiotic Ralph, the PfF are calling the picket of the Palm Sunday refugee solidarity rally at Belmore Park with the slogan Rapefugee’s Not Welcome. They have also called the event as a protest against white genocide. Lol.
The guest of honor was UPF leading figure Chris Shortis, who took to the megaphones in his usual preachy manor, as he has done so at public fountains so many times before. Despite bringing in Shortis and a couple of fly-ins from Adelaide and Brisbane, the PfF numbered 15 against the 4000 at the pro refugee rally. Awww sad.
(Toby intimidating an old man)
PfF have been out harassing people again with Jameson attempting to articulate himself on camera against the Greens and Toby going out with Nick to threaten some old man. In funnier news, they took a trip to Melbourne to counter demonstrate the Halal food expo. Bad call. Despite the event being held in Ascot Vale, an area with a large Muslim population, the idiots found themselves prey to the locals they came to incite, getting turned over.
(PfF cry tears of victory)
PfF faced more organisational problems when they returned to Sydney, tired and emotionally raw after getting what they were agitating for and being spewed out in the media for it. Their protest at the Sydney Halal food expo was delayed an hour and a half after the space was occupied by a van who parked in their alleged space.
PfF have announced their intention of running Dick Folkes in the upcoming elections. Lol. Lets just say the guy doesn’t have the best track record with elections. Not to mention that he is one of the most hated personalities WITHIN HIS OWN MOVEMENT. Oh, and for shits and giggles, here is his campaign poster. I’m no lawyer, but I think Trump may have a case for copyright infringement.
PfF stooges have been busy, campaigning for their queen bee Nick for his run in the NSW Senate election. Lol. This has included drilling up weird photos of Nick on electric poles and even turning up at a Greens office at night with the intention of defacing it. They were scared off by a small group of campaigners who were inside watching Q&A. Never Give Up. Lol.
Soon after the mighty roaches of the PfF were scurrying out from under the cover of darkness, their placards were purged from the suburbs of Leichhardt, Annandale and Marrickville. Not long after the placards were removed, Folkes announced that he was throwing in the towel for his Senate campaign. Never give up aye?
PfF organised a rally on June 5th in Blacktown calling for the deportation of Africans. I guess their context would have some relation to the activities of the Apex Gang, but i guess no one told Nick that this all happened in Melbourne, not Sydney. Their goes your “tell us about the race” chant. Armed with both an Aboriginal and confederate flag (the irony is lost on them) and being half an hour late to their own rally, the group numbered 17 against an anti racist crowd of 200+ and were stationed behind a taxi rank, making them hardly visible at all.
(PfF at their peak)
(conclusion of the anti fascist mobilisation)
PfF members were dressed in hazmat suits, insinuating that it was unsafe to share oxygen with Africans and were prone to catching ebola. The truth is, it was not safe for the PfF to stay out at their rally. So, they adopted their usual tactic of cowering behind police lines and chanting racist and nonsensical abuse at the public before getting a police escort back to their cars. Another total and complete failure! Finger clap for the countries sloppiest fascist organisation. The streets were won back once again.
(PfF post rally commentary)
(antifascists in Blacktown)
On the 15th of June Nick Folkes was invited to speak on behalf of the patriot movement at the Humanist Society in Chippendale. AFA Syd were contacted by a fake police profile and told that the meeting had been called off. We decided to move ahead with the counter protest regardless but kept a low profile. Early on, in an attempt to trick people, the Humanist Society posted on their door confirming false police claims that the event was indeed cancelled.
But within the next half hour, PfF members Greg Burt, Tom Brown, George Jameson, Toby Cook, Patrick Lenaghan, James Sternhill and Folkes turned up and were promptly chased down the street and away from the venue. Unfortunately for PfF, antifascists turned up at their backup venue pub, The Rose and confronted them, resulting in them losing both venues. Fair to say this was another piss weak performance by the PfF who despite being shielded by over 50 riot police, 10 mounted police and a dog squad, were not able to spout there hate speech. Never give up. Lol.
(Antifascists and members of Socialist Alternative denying fascists a platform)
Party for Peanuts announced their intention in late June to counter a marriage equality rally in Sydney’s CBD. In an attempt to anger and insult LGBTIQ people, they posed in drag and burned a rainbow flag, concreting their commitment to being a transmisogynistic hate group.
The rally in defense of marriage equality and safe schools took place on the 25th of July. It was a well attended event with over 3000 in attendance, marching from Town Hall to Taylor Square. A small group of PfF members gathered in the corridor of the police station to cat call from across the street. Only problem was that instead of the rally attendees being offended, they were so confused by their signs that they assumed they were queer communists on the wrong side of the road. Knowing the PfF they likely deemed the eight person counter demonstration a victory.
(PfF cowering in front of the police station)
(Queer communist faction in action)
I consider it a bit rich that these elderly creeps are banging on about child grooming. Here they are dragging a young boy along to their rallies. It seems evident that young Toby Cook is mentally deficient and not in a safe space at all. He suffers from ongoing drug problems and is being manipulated by the absolute dregs of Australia’s fascist movement as their volunteer boy-wonder. Although political sewer dwelling may be a fetish for young Toby, we consider the motivations and actual activity (seen above) as more disturbing. We would argue the relationship between PfF and Toby as being the definition of child grooming.
The Party for Freedom mobilised a protest out the front of ABC studios on the 19th of July to “defend” Pauline Hansons platform on Q&A. Its safe to say not much defending was done at all. PfF alongside Shermon Burgess and Ralph Cerminara gathered a handful of the same faces to linger around.
Members of the PfF assembled in Jamison Park, Penrith on the 1st of August. This was done to honor American presidential candidate Donald Trump; who will never know of their existence. Dressed as Spartans, the peanuts were seen frolicking in the park with a bizarre collection of flags including a Trump logo, American presidential seal (?) and a Russian Tsarist flag with a picture of Vladimir Putin on it. Once again politically incoherent.
On the 14th of August PfF “stormed” the Anglican Gosford Church in an attempt to intimidate the parish and shut down their Sunday mass. The church was targeted on account of their humanitarian efforts to support basic human rights for refugees, Muslims and queers. These peanuts claim to oppose Islam for its apparent opposition to free speech and freedom of religion. Yet when these guys do it its okay. After traumatising folk during their Sunday mass, the group of dickheads went to a park to blast the call to prayer and mock the sacred prayer ritual. Afterwards, they went to the pub for beers and happy snaps. Congratulations, you guys are once again the most disgraceful people in the country.
PfF organised a busload of patriots to welcome Pauline Hanson back into parliament on the 30th of August. There are a few things that are sad about the above sentence. Number one is that Hanson herself denounced the PfF and their actions. Number two, the great welcoming committee involved only seven people. Once again the usual suspects. They linked up with Dan Evans and headed to the war museum where they proceeded to drink beer and agitate hate. They were promptly ejected from the front of the building by staff for their drunken and disrespectful behavior, putting an end to their unproductive excursion.
The pinheads for failure rallied under the banner of buffoonery once again on the 17th of September following a brutal attack in Minto on an elderly man by a knife-wielding psychopath who happened to be Muslim. A group of about 7 PfF turned up on the scene during the weekend to shout garbage on a megaphone. Careless to the wishes of the victims, who were obviously not consulted, PfF sought to grab some attention at the expense of a street of people recovering only days after the horrific attack.
About five to seven members of the group showed up in late September to the Downing Centre to rally against so-called left wing violence. The purpose was to intimidate three antifascists on trial for defending themselves from provocateurs Ralph Cerminara and Dan Evans. Despite the fact that PfF are as intimidating as a litter of kittens, they had a shot nonetheless, even displaying a recently purchased banner identical to the one they lost some time ago in Melbourne.
The small gathering loitered out the front for a short period of time to provide half time entertainment during the court proceedings. Their two token non white members, Toby and Doug, in a hilarious display, held placards relating to white genocide, lol. They even drew the attention of the Five Flag General himself, who arrived fresh from Melton to remind the PfF of their bashability and all round humiliation of the patriot movement.
The PfF train rolled in to Canberra on the 5th of October to aid the self proclaimed Independent for Yerrabi in a transphobic rally targeting safe schools. The irony was startling as the small group of 6 took a megaphone to a park to mock LGBTQI people and non binary gender pronouns. They were told to shut up by a local pre school, where children were trying to sleep. They were then chased out of the park by a group of counter protesters, which promptly ended their little gathering.
In a daring step towards dignity PfF leaders Nick Folkes and Toby Cook decided to perform a clown lives matter stunt. Prior to this, the two were pulled over by cops whilst driving about in clown attire. They initiated a plan of retreat to the cushy streets of Rozelle baring signs promoting the groups rally in Melbourne comically phrased ‘The Battle of Eltham’. The two, clearly drug affected, are well renowned for clownish behavior in the past. This ‘stunt’ might top the cake though.
As per usual their baseless attention-seeking stunts have earned them nothing but flack, in particular from their own so-called movement. Their FB page is consistently flooded with protest from their bewildered supporters, begging for swift relief of this groups antics. Embittered Nazi rivals Australia First continue their attacks on their once beloved Nick Folkes, whom they now snigger Jew lover at from behind a computer screen. It is also rumored that TBC and UPF leaders are keeping clear of the upcoming Eltham rally in an effort to disassociate from this lot. Fair enough.
Unsurprisingly, the turnout for the so-called Battle for Eltham was abysmal; with no more than 60-70 attendees. The rally was organised in conjunction with the True Blue Crew, who along with the UPF kept Folkes and his clowns at an arms length. Overall their marginal assembly was overwhelmed by aged care residence in conjunction with the local community, who were not intimidated by park dwelling flag bearing grubs.
Since returning to Sydney in one piece, PfF numpties are beside themselves. Folkes, Toby and their ill-looking mate Geoff Prior turned up to a public school in Newtown to take on parents, teachers and school children for chanting anti Trump songs in class. The three idiots were told to get away from the school by adults who happened to be passing by. Real tough guys.
The most recent escapades from our patriots in shining armour was a gallant charge into a park in Hornsby. Who were they riding into battle against this time? Two old women with their grandchildren who were members of Grandmothers Against Detention. In one of their most shameful displays yet, the men surrounded the elderly pair with their frightened children and began abusing them whilst Nicks ever watchful friends, the NSW Police, facilitated this intimidation. Why did Folkes target these people? Because he perceived them as an easy target. I guess he didn’t count on them arguing back as he had nothing to say to the woman’s responses.
A small number of patriots converged on Cronulla’s Don Lucas Reserve on the 11th of December to celebrate the Cronulla riots for the second year in a row. The event was even less well attended than their previous one and not without its oddities (see picture below). The thirty odd attendees are all identifiable PfF regulars who were ‘bolstered’ by Dan Evan’s mates from Canberra. All in all it seemed a very insignificant event that gained no traction whatsoever. Also present were NSW’s boys in the blue pyjamas who were equipped with expensive looking busses and mobile patrol units. They looked to be stinging to assault anti-racists, who to both parties disappointments seemed to see no use in even turning up to this. Seems we were right.
On the 21st of January, PfF members organised a small rally in Martin Place. En route to their location, Folkes and co ran into a MUA (Maritime Union of Australia) contingent on their way to the Womens Day march, which numbered in the thousands. The PfF tripped over their own feet running across the street. Numbering at around 30, the small fascist sect, accompanied by two members of Sydney’s Soldiers of Odin chapter, stood around while chanting “make America great again” with far right American flags including: the Gadsden flag, the national flag and the confederate flag,
Two days following the rally members of PfF visited Sydney Universities graffiti tunnel to write some nasty four letter words on the walls. Within a few hours anti fascists had arrived on the scene to clear up their mess. It really makes you wonder, can these guys get ANYTHING right?
In more entertaining news, PfF members dressed in Muslim garbs, turned up at the Australia First bunker in Tempe at midday on the 12th of Febuary. The crowd of 5 showed up with a megaphone, demanding of bitter rival Jim Saleam to ‘stop the slander of patriots’. They also took the opportunity to attack Saleam’s Lebanese heritage, calling him by his nickname the Mad Arab, leaving falafel and Turkish bread by his door, as well as offering him a 6 year old bride.. The duffers even burned the Nazi flag they found under Toby’s bed.
On the 5th of March Party for Freedom turned up in Sydney’s ritzy suburb Point Piper to the home of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to protest the further intake of refugees. In the company of their biker wannabe mates from Soldiers of Odin, they paraded through the street under police protection,spewing inaudible garbage out of tinny megaphones. Shortly after the rally they found their page banned for a month.
Nick Folkes, Toby Cook, George Jameson, Penny Louise, Geoff Prior, Sylvia Adams and Paul Exley turned up on the 29th of March to harass protestors at Villawood detention Center. The volunteers were stationed 24 hours at all gates into the camp to make sure that the state wouldn’t deport the man (on hunger strike) to his certain death. Nick & co thought it would be a good idea to turn up and pick on them. As always their messages were clear only to themselves as music muffled over their jittery banter.
(Party for Freedom intimidating parents & their children at Alexandria Park Community Center)
In late April five of the group gathered in another of Sydney’s yuppie suburbs, Mosman. Their target this time was a Liberal Party function hosted by Tony Abbott. The theme of the day was to whinge at the North Shore Tories from across the road about refugees. A song sung before and not in tune either, although it was amusing to see some bourgeois jimmies ruffled.
The clown outfit declared they would descend on Penrith to capitalise on growing racial tensions in Western Sydney. The tits were out campaigning with posters and illegally drilling provocative racist placards on electric poles in the dead of night. One night whilst in Newtown, the group were canvasing a street with their controversial poster that depicted a class of Muslim school girls on flames. A local man confronted the group and began removing the posters with a box-cutter. In a video posted by the PfF, the whimpering of Toby, Nick & Matt Lowe can be heard in the video they titled “Antifa threaten patriots with knife”. So lets get this straight, a man in his 50s confronting a group of middle aged toddlers sneaking around out the front of his house at night with posters inciting violence against children is Antifa? I wonder when Folkesy wakes up every morning with a wet patch around him if he blames that on anTIFa? Or if Toby who has never been kissed by a girl believes that too to be the the fault of anTIFFFa?
(neo Nazi white power flag flying high at the Penrith, Party for Freedom rally)
The rally against the development of an Islamic school in Penrith took place on May 28th, less than five minutes walk from the train station. The crowd of 150-200 was made up of curious locals, PfF members, One Nation supporters, some shit-stains from Newcastle (calling themselves the Infidel Brotherhood) and the usual leery racist crowd native to Penrith. Also present was Adelaide Reclaim Australia organiser John Bolton who was a featured speaker. Also in attendance were a number of neo Nazis, including some irrelevant idiot with a Kekistani flag as well as a handful of Squadron 88 members. Prior to the rally, the Penrith council had announced intentions to scrap the development plan due to zoning issues, leaving the PfF to claim a victory that wasn’t theirs to claim. Despite anti fascists being outnumbered for the first time by the far right, we did everything we set out to do. Though outnumbered we made our protest heard, disrupted a few speeches and headed home safe in one piece.
(Local anti fascists mobilised with three days notice)
The Peanuts seem keen on keeping up their momentum since their appearance in Penrith. On the 1st of July the group came to mope about in Newtown for a “Victims of Antifa” rally, which took place outside of their comrade Sergio’s former glass workshop just off Enmore Rd. Members of AFAS decided not to counter protest on account of NSW police’s eager efforts to create a safe space for the patriots whilst mass arresting any opposition. With the protection of their smirking boys in blue, members of the Newcastle based Infidel Brotherhood and others moved in a mob from central station via train to Newtown. Under the watchful eyes of the police, patriots led by Toby Cook harassed, abused and spat on passer-by’s, including First Nations people and the homeless who they labeled as “Muslims”.
(Patriots at Central)
As the group made their way into Newtown, with their trusty police escort, they continued to hurl homophobic abuse at locals. The rally, numbering between 30-40 converged in a dead-end ally to listen to typical sob stories from petrified basket cases such as Dan Evans, Nick Folkes & Toby Cook. A visible theme for the rally was Nazism, as many members of the group carried multiple white power flags, and even a Party for Freedom banner featured with white supremacist icons. The group appeared apprehensive and paranoid, believing that at any moment they would cop a hiding by the likes of local leftists. Since AFAS and any other group had not called for a counter demonstration of any sort, we found this particularly funny.
(Overt neo Nazi symbolism)
For those just tuning in the PfF have gone full Nazi. Were they always like this like this? Likely, but up until recently they have made a concerted effort to avoid open Nazi association, even going so far as to target more openly Nazi opponents. Why the sudden ideological shift? This editor believes the reason for the PfF’s open flirtation with 3rd Reich symbolism is linked with some new faces popping up in the peanuts milieu. Mark McDonald and his Squadron 88 appear to be pursuing an entryist strategy, posing as the PfFs muscle whilst orchestrating their own miniature Beer Hall Putsch.
As Israeli flags are replaced with totenkopfs, the PfF have embarked on a campaign to “save” the central west town Lithgow from Islamic immigration. Traveling up to do campaigning in late July the group stated on their FB page that “the hate bus is coming to Lithgow”. The hate bus is a clear reference to the traveling campaign undergone in 1961 by George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party to oppose the Civil Rights movement. However, on the eve of the peanuts trip to Lithgow to promote their upcoming rally, their imaginary bus seems to have crashed into the local bottlo/ meth lab. Between 1-4 in the morning, Nick, Penny & Toby engaged in a series of crude prank calls targeting their rivals. Those who reported to receive calls were Jim Saleam, Kim Vuga and members of her Love it or Leave party, perceived by Nick as rivals. Sexually threatening and provocative threats were made by the group upon elderly women who reported the incident on social media the following day coinciding with Folkesy’s hangover. Messages were also sent to the AFAS FB page admitting to harassing/ pranking former collective members as well as an unknown woman whom they had attempted to get fired from her job.
On July 30th the PfF staged their long advertised “Keep Islam out of Lithgow Public Information Forum”, teaming up with Liza Cross, the only local present at the rally. PfF members accompanied by a few bus-ins from Newcastle and their bonehead S88 mates cowered in a rotunda to avoid the small but vocal anti fascists from the Lithgow area that came out to confront them. After their rally was delayed for an hour, the crowd that numbered less than 30 were reduced to the typical homophobic and racist abuse. Following the rally their prize propagandist Greg Burt accompanied with others surrounded a father and his young boy in the park, filming the mans child in an attempt to threaten him away. Their flop of a rally is most likely to blame for their despicable attempts to threaten children or maybe it was all that booze and pinga fuelled hangover that can explain their constant folly.
Members of the forever triggered Party for Freedom called for a rally to take place on the 2nd of September in Sydney’s Hyde Park after several colonial statues were defaced. Toby & Nick appeared stuttering and muttering in a promo video begging people to come to the rally to help “defend” the statues; but it was unclear as to what they were defending them from exactly. The gathering featured mostly the same old crowd with a handful of alt right looking dweebs.
Shame really does seem to follow this mob around like a dark cloud. On the 23rd of September Party for Freedom staged another provocation, this time aimed at the queer community. Their “Straight Lives Matter” rally took place in Darlinghurst in a park adjacent to the Jewish Holocaust Museum, which apparently spooked away their cowardly Nazi mates from attending. All and all PfF attracted less than 20 to their rally. A more detailed account can be found here.
PfF rally outnumbered by journalists
In an effort to enhance their homophobic agenda, PfF, who evidently have nothing else to do any weekend of the the year, decided to conduct a social experiment. Two weeks following their Straight Lives Matter protest, they went out to provoke a reaction from the public by walking down Newtown’s King Street and the iconic Oxford St bearing Vote No placards and t-shirts with the hope of baiting a spectacle to be used by other bigots within the No campaign. Their turnout at both locations proved highly uneventful, as Folkes and his five mates were ignored by the public, once again proving Nick wrong. They were acknowledged only breifly by a couple of local eccentrics and hipsters who trolled and patronised the confused PfF gathering. Burt proceeded to film people with the hope of agitating any form of response while dopey old Jameson waved about a Straight Pride placard. The only real points of confrontation was when the group initially turned up and began filming and harassing a homeless beggar and one of Folkes’s more inbred looking followers shoving a busker. Nick also told some whacked out tripper that he thinks the third world should be sterilised, but hey, he is usually a top bloke.
PfF member assaulting busker
Upon their arrival to the second location in Taylor Square Nick slapped hands with the local police chief, who greeted each other like old friends. The two laughed together as Nick was positioned next to a Yes event protected by their trademark police escort who allowed Party for Freedom members to heckle and abuse passer bys from behind police lines.