Reclaiming protests

MT LAWLEY locals Ellie Glen, Sam Evers and Calim Carty are holding a counter-rally against right-wing group Reclaim Australia in Perth this Saturday.

The trio are hoping for around 250 supporters, as the two sides face off across Parliament Place.

Reclaim Australia has called for Muslims to be prevented from settling in Australia.

“The rest of us need to get together and peacefully protest this immoral event which promotes hate and racism in our country,” Ms Glen says.

• Ellie Glen, Sam Evers and Calim Carty are holding an anti-racism counter-rally.

• Ellie Glen, Sam Evers and Calim Carty are holding an anti-racism counter-rally.

“We’re trying to be non-confrontational at all costs.

“They’re preparing for us to be really angry at them and I kinda want to not do that.”

“We want it to be really open and welcoming to everyone who supports refugees.”

Police will be attending the event.

A sign-making workshop last week saw the activists get creative, painting slogans such as “we’ll trade racists for refugees” and “all around the world everyone knows we all have ten little fingers and ten little toes”.

by TRILOKESH CHANMUGAM

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