Who are we?
We are residents of the Diamond and Yarra Valleys. We know how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world, with such vibrant, diverse and welcoming communities. We stand in solidarity with those among us who are vulnerable or marginalised, wherever they have come from. We have come together as a group to offer friendship and support to those in need, and to resist the bigotry, hatred and division which others seek to spread in our communities.
Who are they?
They are openly white supremacist groups. The United Patriots Front, the Party for Freedom, The True Blue Crew and the Soldiers of Odin use social media to whip up hatred for refugees, Muslims and the LGBTIQ community. They hold rallies around the country, bringing their bigotry, racism, homophobia and transphobia to our streets and our homes. They threaten violence, and thrive on generating fear.
They wish us to be silent. We will not comply