“Halal Free BBQ” To Be Held In Cronulla Today, Police Prepare For Clashes

Yesterday, the NSW Supreme Court laid the banhammer on a planned rally to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Cronulla Riots, on the grounds that it would stir up racial hatred.

Organiser Nicholas Folkes, a notorious far-right political figure, promised that he would not address any public assembly in Cronulla today, nor would he hold a rally. 
He maintained, however, that as “a citizen and a free man”, he was within his rights to go to Cronulla and throw a barbeque. That planned event, described as a “halal-free BBQ”, is kicking off in the beachside suburb as we speak.

Earlier this morning, prior to the event, Folkes took to his Facebook page, and posted a video claiming that he woke up to find that the tyres of his ute had been slashed by his “political opponents.” 


Posted by Nick Folkes on Friday, December 11, 2015

“I’ve already hired a car so we’ll see you down there,” he said at the end of the video. 
In a follow-up, posted a short time later, Folkes addressed his fellow “patriots”, saying he was on his way to Cronulla. He has since posted several more, which show a pig on a spit being set up.
According to News Corp, police in the area are already on alert, and are preparing for a possible violent clash. A NSW Police representative said:
“Police will not tolerate unlawful behaviour or any action that risks the safety of others; anyone caught breaking the law will be swiftly arrested and charged.”

Story: Nine News
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