A group of young men who describe themselves as ‘National Socialists’ and ‘the Hitlers you’ve been waiting for’ have turned their sights from immigrants to same sex marriage.
Members of Antipodean Resistance are Australian white men aged in their teens or their 20s and intend to ‘scaffold the final victory of White Australia through rallies, demonstrations, and postering’.
The group first came to light when they covered signposts at two Melbourne Universities with posters written in Mandarin which reportedly translated to: ‘Attention! No Chinese are allowed within this area. If intrusion occurs, deportation will likely happen’.
But now they are using their postering powers to take aim at same sex couples, using the signs to allege ‘gay marriage enables pedophilia’.
A group of white Australian men who identify as National Socialists, or Nazis, have chimed into the same sex marriage debate
Members of Antipodean Resistance plastered posters around Melbourne claiming same sex marriage ‘enables pedophilia’
The posters were put up in very public places throughout Melbourne – appearing at tram stops, on top of pro-same sex marriage posters and on the windows of the Victorian Labor Party head office.
To bond, members of the Antipodean Resistance attend ‘radicalisation camps’ in national parks.
Video produced by the group shows small groups of men, dressed in camouflage gear, walking through scenic areas carrying their swastika flag. Their faces are blurred.
On the trips, pictures show them using Socialist Alliance posters to fuel their campfire.
At the end of the video, a logo appears with text reading ‘This could be you!’ and encourages viewers to ‘join your local Nazis’.
The group attend ‘radicalisation camps’ together, where they camp in national parks and bushland, using Socialist Alliance flyers as fuel for their campfire
On the trips, the males, aged from their teens to their 20s, carry and display their swastika flag
Labor MP Anne Aly told ABC nationalist groups like Antipodean Resistance were becoming ‘more emboldened and more organised’.
‘They’re openly allowed to operate. They’re openly allowed to propagandise and spread this kind of hatred and it’s because there’s nothing stopping them,’ she said.
Ms Aly shared her concerns that the group had a newfound confidence and was no longer operating in the shadows, but advertising for members online and sharing pictures and video of their ‘radicalisation camp’.
‘For a terrorist act to succeed, it only takes one person,’ she said.
Labor MP Anne Aly says the group are becoming increasingly bold, which concerns her