Paddy Gibson, left-leaning activist and politician says that a group of Nazi skinheads attempted to knock in his door. They shouted “terrifying” threats as they demanded that he go outside.
Paddy Gibson from the University of Technology Sydney is an activist for Solidarity socialist groups and was a leader organiser of local Black Lives Matter movements. Gibson claims that on Saturday night, three’skinheads tried to intrude into Gibson’s home while Gibson was alone.
After smashing in the front door, the attackers removed a security grill from a frame of the windows and then shatter the glass window using a chair.
Paddy Gibson (pictured), alleges that three’skinheads tried to infiltrate his home on Saturday at around 7.30pm, when he was alone with his partner
Pictured at a 2020 media event, Mr Gibson is a researcher from the University of Technology Sydney and an activist for Solidarity.
“Three Eureka flag-wearing Skinheads” rushed to the front door and shouted my name. It was scary, said Mr Gibson.
“I was able to have my children stay with me at home.”
After five minutes, the attackers fled. He threatened to call police but was eventually stopped by his neighbours who began to notice the chaos.
Gibson expressed gratitude to the community that officers were not present for around 30 minutes.
He stated that although he was aware of death threats he had received in previous Black Lives Matter events due to my prominent organizing role, this time he has been threatened with the same fate.
“I think that the extreme right is feeling empowered and motivated by these events overseas.
“But we won’t be intimidated, and are even stronger to organise against racistsm.”
Before smashing the front door (pictured), the attackers ripped off the frame of a security grill and then broke the glass window with the chair.
Gibson stated that he was grateful to the community for supporting him, even though police did not arrive until 30 minutes. Pictured is the window that was broken by skinheads
According to the protest organizer, people living in multicultural communities were outraged that Nazi groups could act so brazenly.
“There’s no place for Nazis here, and we will respond more effectively to attempts by far right people to intimidate or threaten anybody,” he stated.
ASIO Chief Mike Burgess stated to a Senate hearing in May, that political extremism made up ‘approaching half of our priority counterterrorism onshore caseload.
“This indicates a growing international trend and ASIO’s determination to devote more resources towards the threat.”
When they stormed the home of protest organizer, the Nazi gang was wearing Eureka flag T-shirts
George Newhouse (adjunct professor) is the head executive of left-wing National Justice Project. He said that authorities should take more aggressive action against far right extremists.
He said that governments around Australia had failed to address the threat posed by violent racist and militant group threats and that this was the result.
“In America, many lives have been lost due to the demonization and racism of Black Lives Matter by the Right.
“It’s high time our leaders listen to the demands for racial justice, and support those seeking change.”