Reclaim Australia rallies 'hurtful' to new migrants and refugees
Community leaders say nationwide anti-Islam rallies held on Saturday have left new arrivals feeling isolated and vulnerable
Refugees and new migrants feel more isolated and vulnerable following last weekend's Reclaim Australia rallies, community leaders said.
The anti-Islam rallies on Saturday attracted hundreds of demonstrators nationwide who were protesting against halal certification, sharia law and increased Muslim migration.
Counterprotests were held in several cities, in some cases eclipsing the original rallies.
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Related Topics: Demonstrations, Government, Halal, Interfaith, Islamic Law (Shari'a), Lobby Groups, Multiculturalism
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