Damien Ferri

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A far right politician from Wollongong. Ferri identifies as a conservative, being a devout fan boy of Cory Bernardi. Ferri stood as an independent in 2011 for Ward 2 Wollongong council. He also claims to have worked for several right wing political parties including Family First and Katter’s Australia Party.

Ferri is a leading figure within the small United Conservatives Party, a small ultra conservative group that emphasises family values, forceful cultural assimilation and tax cuts for the rich. Ferri is the National Vice President of the party’s youth wing, the Young Conservatives.

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Since the election of Donald Trump, right wing activists have felt emboldened to come out from behind their computer screens and into the public fold. Ferri is one of these. In late 2016 he launched an alt right blog The Unshackled, which has models itself on smaller channels such as the Canadian Rebel Media.

Despite labeling himself as a “conservative” Ferri keeps some pretty nefarious company. His channel TU has given its invisible platform to Australia’s anti Islam and anti immigration “patriot” movement. Ferri is close friends with Canberra Reclaim Australia activist Dan Evans, interviewing him on his video blog.

(Ferri inciting violence online)

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Damien Ferri is an oddball  at best. Since the foundation of The Unshackled, Ferri has worked to develop a close working relationship with white nationalist group Party for Freedom. He attended the pro Trump inauguration rally in Sydney on the 21st of January to cover the non-event. After their little assembly he wandered further down Martin Place and into the Anti Trump Women’s March where he proceeded to film two topless protestors. The shocked expression on the boys face was priceless, seemingly as it must have been the first time he has seen a pair other than his mothers.

Ferri has continued to haunt Party for Freedom events in Sydney. A week following the pro Trump rally in January 2017, he showed up to the Reclaim Australia rally. Months later he would show up once again for the PfF protest outside Malcolm Turnbull’s house in Sydney’s ritzy Eastern Suburbs, where he was so “shocked” to see a rainbow flag it was all he could talk about on the train back to Wollongong. Just come out already mate.

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