The United Patriots Front is planning a rally in Toowoomba.
The United Patriots Front is planning a rally in Toowoomba.

Anti-Islamic group plans first rally in Toowoomba

ORGANISERS behind a far-right, anti-Islamist group are organising a rally on the streets of Toowoomba.

They aim to grow its membership and become a registered political party.

The United Patriots Front has declared it will kickstart its east coast campaign in Toowoomba and promised the series of events will be "massive".

The Toowoomba event - the time, date and location of which has not been released - is billed to be the first of three as the group gears up to become a registered political party.

"Nothing like this ever happens anymore," UPF leader Blair Cottrell said in a video posted on the group's Facebook page.

"You never get political parties - popular political parties - coming out to regular street movements.

"Political parties these days are formed from money.

"We are just a regular Aussie street movement.

"You know where we came from, you know who we are."

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The UPF has gained notoriety in recent months for its hard-line approach on Islamic immigration.

The group is run mostly through social media where regular videos featuring Mr Cottrell are posted and updates on its intentions to form a political party are released.

Mr Cottrell claims the grass-roots movement was funded only by "our most loyal supporters" and ran on a form of politics that "you just don't see anymore".

"This series of rallies is going to be massive - huge," he said.

"I want it to be as big as it could possibly be. It's going to be the most powerful, most popular political force in this country.''


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