Uploaded on Dec 31, 2013
This is the recording of Geert Wilders’ keynote speech given on 19 February 2013 in Melbourne. The atmosphere on the evening was tense as a small group of violent anarchist sought to prevent patrons from entering the venue. Three guests were injured by thugs before police secured a passage at the entrance.
While Geert and the team flew on to WA the next morning, the event in Perth scheduled for 20 February had to be cancelled. The venue operator had walked away in the last minute from the fully paid contract. Given the special security requirements a replacement could not be found while the team was already busy with final preparations in Melbourne. The evening event in Sydney was held on 22 February without incident and with excellent support by NSW police.
Both events in Melbourne and Sydney were sold out with ca 600 guests and volunteers in attendance in each city. Originally larger venues with 1,000 seats had been booked, but in both Melbourne and Sydney the operators pulled out following the security briefings with AFP and state police.