I suppose this was sadly inevitable. What was to be a simple, peaceful protest arranged by the Save Safe Schools Coalition (SSSC) has now descendeld into confusion and chaos.
Firstly, Reclaim Australia-Perth, hastily arranged a rally to counter protest the SSSC. At the 11th hour, Reclaim chose to bring the time of their counter rally forward to 12.30pm in an act of brinkmanship.
Next thing, the fascist fools from the United Patriots Front (read: recently-reinstated-after-leaving, Dennis Huts) saw it as an opportunity to spread its own brand of hate and invited themselves along.
As if that wasn’t enough, the lesser known marriage equality group Equal Love has decided to hijack the protest at the eleventh hour for their own purposes.
It comes as little surprise that Equal Love are essentially members of the niggling, shit stirring, far left group Socialist Alternative under another guise.
So an event which the SSSC had created in good faith and with the best of intentions, has now been reduced to a rabble of recusant societal misfits and overinflated egos.
It seems everyone wants a piece of the activism pie these days. Certain groups choose not to organise rallies themselves but co-opt the work of others to further their own selfish agenda. Pitiful.
For the sake of the SSSC, let us hope that they are somehow able to get their message across unhindered. Unfortunately, that is looking less than likely.