The police were checking the identification of some of the people in the crowd.
I had reservations about posting these pictures because I didn’t want to give publicity and significance to what was a small group of people but I have decided people can judge for themselves.
On Sunday a mixture of different groups showed up to the State Library in response to the Islamic protests that turned violent last week in Sydney.
A follow up protest to criticize the anti-Islam film ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ had been planned but was cancelled after the violence of the week before. White supremacist and anti-Islam groups also planned to attend to counter the Islamic protests.
On the day a small number of white supremacists, a small group of militant atheists and a few people defending moderate Muslims showed up to some heated debate but no violence.