Black Lives Matter Campaigner promises to fight back against Nazi skinheads who attacked his house as he was sheltered in it with his partner.

  • Prominent activist becomes the victim of neo-Nazi skinheads
  • Paddy Gibson said three men tried to kick his door in shouting ‘terrifying’ threats
  • A police officer arrived on the scene in 30 minutes, he claims. 
  • ASIO reports that extremism of the far right now accounts for 50% of its cases 

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) claims three 'skinheads' tried to break into his home at about 7.30pm on Saturday while he was with his partner

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

Mr Gibson (pictured at a media event in 2020) works as a University of Technology Sydney researcher and is an activist with the Solidarity socialist movement

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.”

The attackers began to smash on the front door before ripping the security grill off a window frame (pictured) and then shattered the glass window with a chair

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.

Mr Gibson said he's grateful the community rallied to his side because police didn't show up for about 30 minutes. Pictured: The window that skinheads smashed

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.”

The Nazi gang were wearing Eureka flag shirts when they attacked the protest organiser's home

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.”

What is the EUREKA FLAG?

Australian Gold Rushes were established in 1850s. They saw huge increases in Chinese migration to the country.

The Chinese were the birthplace of 38.258 Australians in 1861. That’s 3.3 percent. This was not the case until late 1980s.

Chinese miners were often led by a leader and worked in teams of between 30-40 men. Their gold-digging efforts were very successful.

European miners were jealous of Chinese success. This led to violent anti-Chinese protests.

An illustration of European miners attacking Chinese miners in a historic sketch by John Thomas Doyle. European miners became jealous of Chinese success, which resulted in violent anti-Chinese protests, most notably the Lambing Flat riots in NSW from 1860 to 1861

An illustration of European miners attacking Chinese miners in a historic sketch by John Thomas Doyle. European miners became jealous over Chinese success. These protests resulted, in part, in violent anti Chinese demonstrations.

Chinese miners faced increased taxes, higher social segregation and were frequently looted by or ‘claim-jumped’ by their white counterparts.

The Eureka Rebellion ended in 1854 with the Eureka Stockade war, in which at least 22 diggers were killed and six soldiers were wounded.

A royal commission report after the Stockade suggested that Chinese immigration should be severely restricted. This led to Victoria’s Chinese Immigration Act, 1855.

Indigenous Australians also suffered second-hand dispossessions during the gold rush. Many had been driven from their land earlier by pastoralists.

A massive inflow of diggers onto Indigenous land caused severe hardships.

The Eureka flag, which was adopted by the Australian Gold Rushes in 1896, has come to be a national symbol. It is often associated with republicanism, anti-imperialism, and unions.

Blue with white crosses and stars at the center and points, the flag is itself blue. In debates over changing Australia’s national flag, it is frequently a candidate.