In its report of a demo against the same shop last month, the Australian Jewish News quoted one Jewish community member as saying:
"They blocked the footpath. I felt I was under personal attack."She described their behaviour as "aggressive and impassioned", and some of their words as "absolutely horrifying".
Another Jewish community member, who witnessed the anti-Max Brenner demos in both Parramatta (June) and Newtown (August) found the latter the most intimidatory:
"There was no room for customers to get through. They really blocked everybody." http://www.jewishnews.net.au/max-brenner-hit-again-by-protestors/22626The atmosphere was intimidatory yesterday too. A Jewish eyewitness who took pictures tells me:
"I was trying to film where the ferals were gathering and was called an f’ing Jew, an f’ing fascist, an f’ing racist, an f’ing Zionist. I had [one male prominent socialist activist] getting closer and closer to my face, whilst calling me all the names under the sun. There was a police sergeant close by, who I know and I threatened to call him over, so [the activist] had more choice words and said he couldn’t care, followed by expletives."She goes on:
"The APP [Australian Protectionist Party] and a couple of ADL supporters were there. The APP really gave it to them. Wonderful supporters .The police were fantastic .... A couple of times a pro-Palestinian supporter came cross the road and the police dragged them back..."
The BDS movement not antisemitic? Tell that to the marines.
Here's the counter-demo (good on yer, cobbers) - for more footage see next post - :