More than 15,000 people have signed a petition to ban Donald Trump Jr from visiting Australia for a far-right conference next month.
The petition started by Kris Eriksen seeks to stop Trump Jr from getting an Australian visa.
“Donald Trump Jr is an illegal drug-taking bigoted person who should not be allowed to enter Australia for the purpose of earning himself and possibly his father any “Campaign Contributions”, Eriksen wrote. “Ban him from this country.”
Trump Jr will be attending the far-right ‘Turning Point USA’ conference in the country from July 9-11.
The Campaign Against Racism and Fascism slammed Trump Jr in a statement calling him a “far-right agitator who spreads bigotry wherever he goes.”
“His visit is likely to be a magnet for far right and neo-nazi groups across Melbourne, so we will be there in numbers to send the message that people here reject and despise everything they stand for,” the group’s protest organizer Omar Hassan said.
“Trump Jr is a prominent far-right spokesperson, famous for his aggressive racist and transphobic campaigning. He was an instrumental part of his father’s 2016 presidential run, and has since been part of attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including the violence on January 6,” Hassan added. “We’re protesting him to stand against white supremacy, transphobia and misogyny.”