Lidia Thorpe tries to storm the stage as Kellie-Jay Keen aka Posie Parker speaks in Canberra
Lidia Thorpe has been forced to the ground by police after she tried to disrupt British trans critic Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull’s speech at the Let Women Speak rally outside Parliament.
The former Green turned independent senator from the ‘black sovereignty’ movement claimed she was ‘pulverized’ by police as she tried to storm the stage while Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker was talking.
She criticized the decision to leave Keen-Minshull, who she called “dirt”, in the country or speak on indigenous land.
Keen-Minshull traveled across Australia to address protest marches in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart – sparking fierce counter-protests by pro-LGBTQI activists.
She stood alongside One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts to deliver a speech at a rally outside Parliament in Canberra on Thursday, which was attended by both trans critics and more than 100 pro-trans protesters.
Lidia Thorpe (pictured) tried to storm the podium during British trans critic Posie Parker’s speech for the Let Women Speak rally outside parliament on Thursday
The former environmentalist who became an independent senator of the “black sovereignty” movement was intercepted by the police and forced to the ground
Senator Thorpe attempted to storm the stage where Keen-Minshull was speaking before being intercepted by police and forced by officers on the ground.
Ms Thorpe, who was holding an Aboriginal flag during the chaos, quickly walked away as officers tried to lift her.
She stormed back towards the large group of pro-trans protesters.
As rain poured down on Canberra, hundreds of anti-Posie protesters flooded the Keen-Minshull ‘pro women’ rally, separated on the Houses of Parliament lawns by two dozen police officers.
Demonstrators antagonized pro-trans protesters by holding up signs reading “tomboys are not boys”, “protest the innocence of children” and “libraries are for books, not for perversion”.
Slogans include ‘bigots in the bin’, ‘f*** off Posie f**k off’ and ‘you’ve got Nazis on your side’
Some of those gathered told Daily Mail Australia it was the first time they had protested, spurred mainly by Keen-Minshull’s “hateful” rhetoric. on his national tour of Australia this month.
Rain fell in Canberra as Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull (pictured) spoke outside parliament for the rally
Keen-Minshull was joined by One Nation Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts at the protest
More than 100 anti-trans protesters gathered at the rally with signs reading ‘bigots in the trash’, ‘f*** off Posie f**k off’ and ‘you have Nazis on your side’
Simon, 23, said he ‘couldn’t bear to know she was in my town’, not even deterred by the gray skies and pouring rain.
“A bit symbolic, I think,” he said.
In the background, those who gathered around him chanted ‘f***k off’, at one point having to be restrained by police as they tried to move forward.
Across the lawn, pro-women protesters jeered and danced, taunting the crowd as Keen-Minshull spoke about the ‘gender crisis’ unfolding in Australia.
“It’s the next lobotomy scandal except this time we’re doing it to the kids,” she claimed.
Her voice was drowned out by the sound of musical instruments and teasing, but those who gathered to support her still clapped and clapped as she vowed never to stop the fight for women’s rights.
“We say the things that we are sometimes afraid to say in our real lives without caring what people are saying around us,” she said.
“I have to have a fucking police escort from the airport because I said women don’t have penises.” It’s revolting.
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson is pictured delivering a speech at the Let Women Speak rally
Demonstrators antagonized pro-trans protesters by holding signs that read ‘protest the innocence of children’ and ‘libraries are for books, not perversion’
After Ms Thorpe’s attempt to disrupt Keen-Minshull’s speech, the former Greens senator blasted the decision to let the controversial speaker into the country.
“We don’t tolerate this kind of filth happening in Ngunnawal and Ngambri country, let alone the Nazi support these people have,” she said.
“They are racist, they are homophobic, they destroy people’s lives. This country should be ashamed that they even let people like that into this country.
“I went to tell him they’re not welcome here, and I got sprayed by the police just telling that person they weren’t allowed to be here.”
“I was assaulted by the police today as a female ruler Gunnai, Gunditjmara, DjabWurrung and the police must answer for the assault but this government must also answer why these people are allowed to enter the country.”
LIDIA THORPE PROTEST AGAINST POLICE AT SYDNEY’S MARDI GRAS
Lidia Thorpe said she was ‘proud’ of her Mardi Gras protest after lying down in the middle of the parade and clashing with police.
The former Greens senator drew boos from the crowd as she disrupted the parade along Oxford Street in Sydney.
Daily Mail Australia saw Senator Thorpe suddenly crash into the police section of the parade holding his arms crossed above his head shouting ‘f**k the police’.
After chasing officers as they walked, she repeatedly shouted her slogan in the face as others confronted her.
She then jumped in front of the Australian Federal Police tank and lay on the ground, arresting it.
Senator Thorpe addressed her behavior the next morning, saying she was “proud” of her action.
“Black and brown trans women launched the first pride march to protest against police brutality,” she wrote on Twitter.
‘Today we still face police violence. Proud to have joined the #PrideInProtest float in Sydney to say #NoPrideInGenocide, #NoPrideInPrisons and #NoCopsInPride.’
Senator Thorpe was later pictured lying on her back in front of a tank as she attempted to drive down Oxford Street as two police officers demanded she pass amid “boos” from the crowd.
Footage of his protest circulated on social media on Sunday morning, with his antics drawing widespread criticism.
“She has no respect for LGBTQIA people. The woman is a disgrace! we wrote.
Another added: ‘Is there anywhere Lidia Thorpe can go and act like a normal human being?
‘Is it really that hard to behave in a decent way??’
“In a desperate bid for attention and relevance, activist Lidia Thorpe lies down in front of the #MardiGras2023 parade float, preventing it from moving forward, scuffles with police and allegedly shouts ‘F*** the police’ “, wrote a third person.
“A total disgrace for the chosen ones! »
No charges were laid and there were no arrests.
Ms Thorpe marched with the ‘No Pride in Genocide’ float, which campaigns for zero police presence at Mardi Gras and has previously been photographed wearing First Nations colors and holding a handbag with the Indigenous flag.
Senator Thorpe wore Aboriginal colors and held a ‘No Pride in Genocide’ sign during the iconic parade