~~~~~~~~~ An Australian Neo-Nazi #hate group appears to be making a resurgence after a series of racist stickers were posted in Canberra’s city centre in its name. The stickers feature the Nazi #swastika , as well as the words “Antipodean Resistance” and “21st century Hitler Youth”. Similar posters have also shown up in Sydney.
Canberrans Dave McCarthy and Augustine Bamberry found and removed the stickers. They posted images of them to social media on Friday to help spread awareness, encouraging others to take them down. Dave was on his way to work when he noticed the sticker on the Canberra Museum and Gallery’s entrance sign. “I pulled it down, then 50 metres further on saw the same sticker stuck directly onto the Canberra Theatre Centre and also pulled it down,” he told news.com.au. “It’s the first time I’ve seen something so blatantly like that in Canberra. I’ve seen patriot groups of a similar ilk come and go over the years, but to be flagging Nazism so prominently... never seen that.” Antipodean Resistance is a hate group that hails Hitler and opposes #Jews , non-white people and the #LGBTQ community.
It claims the world is “very sick” and describes itself as the “Hitlers you’ve been waiting for”, and their website states their aim was to “provide an alternative for young Australians to the filth of modern society by setting a good example for people to live up to”. But from a legal perspective, there are limitations on what can be done about it. Under the #law presently, #police would have to prove that an offender committed a crime because someone else told them to do it, making it difficult to take action against those who spread these posters around cities.
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