Hundreds attend March for Men event in Melbourne
SYDNEY Watson calls herself an anti-feminist and speaks about
Aussies “demonising” men. Today, she took her fight to the streets.
SYDNEY Watson regularly preaches to her thousands of
social media followers about how Australia is “demonising” men.
And today, the self-described anti-feminist has taken to the streets of
for her ‘March for Men’ to show that “men matter too”.
More than 700
people said they’d attend the Federation Square event on Facebook with 2600
At least two people were reportedly arrested at the protest by the more
than 100 police officers in attendance.
Footage from the event shows protesters and police officers shoving each
In a statement, Victoria Police confirmed two arrests — a 25-year-old man for
wilful damage and a 33-year-old man for riotous behaviour. Neither have been
“Over 270 searches were conducted as part of the police operation and two men
will be issued with penalty notices for possess controlled weapon (knife),” a
Victoria Police spokeswoman said.
“A significant amount of planning was undertaken in relation to the protests
with a sufficient and effect number of police deployed.
“Overall the majority of people in attendance at the protests were well
The March for Men rally is met with a Campaign Against Racism and Fascism
counter rally at Federation Square. Picture: Jake NowakowskiSource:News
Protesters screaming at each other. Picture: Jake NowakowskiSource:News
A counter-protest, called ‘Stand up for equality: March against Men’s Rights
Activists’, was also held in the same location, at the same time.
Close to 500 people said they’d attend the counter-protest while 1300 more
Victoria Police promised a heavy presence at the event and warned anyone
attending they’ll be conducting weapon searches and will immediately eject
anyone who hides their face.
Sydney Watson was one of the organisers of the ‘March for Men’ rally.Source:Facebook
Ms Watson, who studied journalism before moving into conservative commentary,
regularly posts piece-to-camera videos for her burgeoning YouTube audience.
In a video announcing the march, Ms Watson said the march was not going to be
about “vilifying each other”.
“As many of you know over the last number of weeks, it’s felt like there has
been an assault on men collectively. I want Australians to rally together for
masculinity for men’s rights and just to demonstrate that we know that men
“The purpose of this rally is not to hate on women, diminish women’s rights
or make any negative statements about women
“What we’re trying to do is show that we care about the men in our lives and
the issues that affect them
“This is about men and women standing shoulder to shoulder to show that we’re
here for each other,” she said.
Ms Watson regularly discusses feminism and masculinity on social media.
Via Facebook, the counter-protest’s organisers the National Union of
Students Women’s Department and the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism,
encouraged people to attend to “publicly maintain a counter-narrative”.
“Globally Mens Rights Activists (MRAs) have operated as a gateway drug
for the all-right. Their campaigns seek to enforce rigid gender norms,
sexist stereotypes and violence toward women,” the Facebook event reads.
“In Australia, new groups such as the Proud Boys have been
established which celebrate rape and decry women’s equality. These are
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
This is not what it seems. At first glance, it sounds like "mens rights" but
its not. This is a attempt by the "far right" of politics, to claim to represent
all "mens rights". It is basically, a "trump supporters" supporters group who
confuse "mens rights" with extreme right politics.
Its this association with the "far right" that was seen as a red rag to a
bull by those feminists who see all men as "trump supporters".
Its a world gone mad devoid of common sense or logical reasoning.
Then there is the behaviour of the Police conducting "weapons searches" of
that resulted in "two knives" being found. Makes you wonder if these were
pocket knives. We have
yet to hear the rest of that story.
There were however a few protestors taken off in handcuffs and it appears to
be that this protest was not for any genuine purpose but a staged social event,
organized by the social media arm of extreme conservatives. It raises the
question as to who motivated them and who if anyone funded this debacle.
It also appears that the police set it up by failing to keep the two groups
There are very obviously, a group of "instigators" who were looking for a
confrontation. These included "feminists" who improperly attempted to portray
all men's rights" as those who "celebrate rape and decry women's equality.
The problem is, that if you look just at the extreme far right there are men
and women who turn a blind eye to rape and women's equality. Donald Trump is a
classic example. Donald Trump is also despised and hated by the vast majority of
the community. Donald Trump is exactly the sort of target that enrages
Men's and Women's "Equality" should not be taken over by the "alt-right".
This protest was a tragic example of how the "alt-right" don't really care about
equality, or the rights of men and women.
Expect to hear more disturbing news about "Sydney Watson", the voice of Trump
Supporters in Australia.