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Someone Has Painted A Mural Calling Turnbull And Dutton “Criminal Gang Leaders”

"Wanted for: stoking racism to win elections."

An enormous mural denouncing Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Dutton as “highly dangerous criminal gang leaders” has appeared in Melbourne’s inner-west following the pair’s inflammatory comments about the city’s so-called African gangs crisis (which is not a thing).

The mural was painted by artist/activist Van Thanh Rudd, nephew of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, on a wall behind the Doutta Gala Hotel in Kensington — although chances are it won’t be there for long.

The text on the mural accuses Turnbull and Dutton of “stoking racism to win elections” and “using racism to divide and distract us as they steal from the poor and give to the rich”.

“Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton once again have fabricated ‘African Gangs’ hysteria,” Rudd wrote on Instagram.

“We all know who the gangsters are”.

Rudd also encouraged his followers to attend a peaceful demonstration outside the Melbourne headquarters of Channel 7 on Saturday to protest the network’s sensationalist coverage of the African gangs crisis (again, to be clear: not a thing).

You can find more information about the demonstration here.

WARNING: Dangerous Gang Leaders!! As promised, this has just gone up in Kensington, Victoria, Australia. Behind Doutta Gala Hotel, Brock Way car park. Hope it lasts a little longer than a day LoL. (Swipe to see other photos) Text says: “Warning: Highly Dangerous Criminal Gang Leaders. Wanted for: Stoking racism to win elections; Using racism to divide and distract us as they steal from the poor and give to the rich”. $ $ Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton once again have fabricated ‘African Gangs’ hysteria. We all know who the gangsters are don’t we. Don’t forget there’s a protest in solidarity with the African community at Channel 7 headquarters in Melbourne this Saturday, 2pm! Look up facebook event for details. $ $ $ #pmmalcolmturnbull #peterdutton #africangangshysteria #supersaturday #victorianelections2018 #crimehysteria #artandpolitics #politicalmurals #vantrudd #victoriansocialists #freetherefugees #fightracism #bringthemhere

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