This is Hersha Kadkol, the National Union of Students Ethnocultural Enforcer!
Hersha's not happy!
NSW electors have stuffed up, big time.
ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST AGAINST MARK LATHAM AND ONE NATION ON FIRST SITTING DAY OF NSW PARLIAMENT
Students and community activists are set to protest Mark Latham and One Nation on the first sitting day of NSW Parliament, tomorrow Tuesday 7 May at 12 pm.
Mark Latham, former ALP leader and Sky News presenter, is infamous for ultra-conservative views on race, gender and sexuality. Latham became a prominent voice in the ‘No’ campaign during the marriage equality plebiscite and campaigning against the Safe Schools program. Furthemore, Latham regularly claims that Australia has a "Muslim problem", and attacks supporters of Muslims and immigrants for being "anti-white racists".
Latham and Rod Roberts were elected to the NSW Legislative Council on the One Nation ticket, the unpopular far right party founded by Pauline Hanson, giving the figures a further platform for anti-immigrant and bigoted politics that will embolden the far right minority in society.
Protest organiser and National Union of Students Ethnocultural Officer Hersha Kadkol said, “Following the Christchurch massacre, it's clear that the far right is growing in size and confidence all around the world. Far right politicians like Latham only feed the far right and fascists by making their views on Muslims, women, and LGBTI people more mainstream. We will not stand for his extreme right-wing views. Latham needs to be protested and challenged.”
Protesters will gather outside NSW Parliament House at 12 pm on Tuesday 7 May to voice their opposition to racism and bigotry. Speakers include Mehreen Faruqi, Greens federal Senator and student activists from Sydney campuses.
For more info, contact:
National Union of Students Ethnocultural Officer