Protesters have branded those who plan to vote No in the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum ‘racist dogs’ after gatecrashing a rally.
More than 1,000 people, many wearing ‘No’ supporter T-shirts, packed into the Adelaide Convention Centre to hear leading No campaigners speak at the Fair Australia rally on Monday night.
Liberal senator Alex Antic filmed a crowd of protesters as he walked into the convention centre, with many shouting expletives towards him.
‘F**k you, you racist dog!’ one shouted.
‘Racist pig!’ screamed another. ‘Crazy w****rs!’
Mr Antic shared a video of the shocking scenes to his Twitter page, with the caption ‘Is this the ‘unity’ the Australian Labor Party promised us their referendum was going to bring?’
Liberal senator Alex Antic filmed a crowd of protesters as he walked into the convention centre, with many shouting expletives towards him
Many of the Yes supporters were also seen holding up banners with messages like ‘no pride in genocide’ and ‘always was, always will be’.
Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO and South Australian Senator Kerrynne Liddle all spoke against an Indigenous Voice to Parliament at the event.
In an emotional speech, Senator Price broke down in tears when she spoke of her role as a ‘vessel’ for Indigenous people who she said had been ignored by mainstream politics and media.
‘I was a vessel for the women sitting in that room, the cousin of a young girl murdered, hanging from a tree,’ she said, referencing her address at the National Press Club last week.
‘They are the voices the media ignores, they are the voices Labor ignore, they are the voices the Greens ignore, they are the voters the Teals ignore.
‘And they are the voices this bloody Voice to Parliament will ignore.’
Senator Price called the Voice referendum the ‘biggest gaslighting event our nation has ever experienced’ (pictured, the crowd at the Adelaide Convention Centre)
She was met with loud applause as the crowd rose to its feet and cheered furiously.
The outspoken shadow Indigenous Affairs minister called the Voice referendum the ‘biggest gaslighting event our nation has ever experienced.’
‘We are sick to death being told how racist we are, how horrible we are. Our own children are being taught not to be proud to call themselves Australians in this country,’ she said.
Senator Price argued a Voice would ‘constitutionally enshrine’ a victimhood mentality in the country and degrade the future of Indigenous Australians.
She also said racial politics from the United States such as the Black Lives Matter movement had begun to filter into Australia.
‘It doesn’t belong here,’ she said.
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