Note all people in the photos used are unaffiliated with the Dingoes and represent only those who are concerned for the safety of their family and friends overseas.
On a humid and cloudy Brisbane Sunday morning I approached Emma Miller Place at 11am to see a gathering of family and friends, of what could only numbered at the time of a hundred gatherers; all filled with a righteous feeling stirring them to action. Many of those attending were clad in the flag of their former homeland South Africa and others in their only or new home, Australia; many equipped with professional signs stating ‘Stop killing the farmers’ and ‘Allow our families into Australia’ to name a few, all being organised under the hashtag #BringThemHere. An obvious but effective co-opting of a tag used to push immigration from all other corners of the earth.
There was as well a noticeable Christian influence to the crowd, many holding crosses with names of those murdered and others adorned in shirts carrying a cross. Certainly a result of the strong Calvinist background of the South African people but a much welcome addition to the march compared to the other religious symbols we are use to seeing at rallies.
As the time drew on towards 12pm, the crowd grew exponentially until I can only but estimate to be that of five hundred members. It was a crowd of all ages, and of all backgrounds; young kids to the elderly, from cargo shorts to fur felt farmer hats and those adorned in their South African Rugby shirts.
The time drew on 12 and we were rallied to a speech that was not well heard for those a few rows out but from the cheers I can only imagine it to be a motivational call to a just cause. The crowd moved from the park up the hill to begin the descent towards the Queensland parliamentary building following the Brisbane CBD. Situated about halfway through the crowd I was able to see the spectacle of the entire road covered in people, my idea of how many had rallied was torn apart as you could only but imagine it to be at least a thousand gathered and only bringing on more as people from the side of the road joined on.
The march was joined with many a call to an ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, Oy, Oy’ and ‘Save our farmers! Save the Boer!’; the South Africans shouted, ‘Thank you Australia!’ and ‘Thank you Mr Dutton!’ to express their gratitude to someone finally giving them a fair chance, one that no other country in the West has given them, with Canada being one that appears to endorse the current situation.
Like all good things, the march came to an end, as all attendees stood in front of the Parliamentary building to listen to the organisers, Andrew Laming of the Liberal Party and Fraser Anning an Independent. Links to the speeches are below for your listening, both rather short but filled with the emotions of many who attended.
Fortunately the event went with little interference, there were remarks made by a few cyclists which were responded to in proper fashion with, ‘Get out of here you lefty’. It appears that the Left were organising their own event down the road against Manus Island but failed to rally anywhere near the same numbers as those who rallied for the Boers nor could they achieve the same level of optics.
Overall, the event was a giant success and can only further support the case for Australia backing the Boers as they face this hardship, and for the world to acknowledge the current white genocide occurring in South Africa.
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