BLM campaigner Paddy Gibson says his home was attacked by Nazi skinheads

BLM campaigner Paddy Gibson says his home was attacked by Nazi skinheads
BLM campaigner Paddy Gibson says his home was attacked by Nazi skinheads
Black Lives Matter campaigner vows to fight back after he says Nazi skinheads attacked his home as he sheltered inside with his partner Prominent campaigner becomes target of neo-Nazi skinheads Paddy Gibson said three men tried to kick his door in shouting 'terrifying' threats He also claims it took police officers about 30 minutes to arrive on the scene  ASIO says far-right extremism now makes up 50 per cent of its cases 

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Left-wing activist Paddy Gibson says a gang of Nazi skinheads tried to kick in the door of his home and demanded he come outside as they shouted 'terrifying' threats.

University of Technology Sydney researcher Paddy Gibson, who is also an activist with the Solidarity socialist group and a leading organiser of the local Black Lives Matter movement, claims three 'skinheads' tried to break into his home about 7.30pm on Saturday while he was with his partner.

The attackers began to smash in the front door before ripping the security grill off a window frame, then shattering the glass window with a chair.

Paddy Gibson (pictured) claims three 'skinheads' tried to break into his home at about 7.30pm on Saturday while he was with his partner

Paddy Gibson (pictured) claims three 'skinheads' tried to break into his home at about 7.30pm on Saturday while he was with his partner

Mr Gibson (pictured at a media event in 2020) works as a University of Technology Sydney researcher and is an activist with the Solidarity socialist movement

Mr Gibson (pictured at a media event in 2020) works as a University of Technology Sydney researcher and is an activist with the Solidarity socialist movement

'Three skinheads with Eureka flag shirts came to the door, shouting my name, demanding I come out. It was terrifying,' Mr Gibson said.

'Thankfully my kids were at my parents' place.'

The attackers were eventually left after about five minutes when he threatened to call the police and as neighbours started noticing the commotion. 

Mr Gibson said he's grateful the community rallied to his side because officers didn't show up for about 30 minutes. 

'The police are aware that I have received death threats before in the lead up to major Black Lives Matter rallies due to a prominent organising role, but this is a significant escalation from the far right,' he said.

'I can only assume that some sections of the far right are feeling emboldened by the situation here and overseas to go on the attack like this.

'But we won't be intimidated and are even more determined to organise against racism.'

The attackers began to smash on the front door before ripping the security grill off a window frame (pictured) and then shattered the glass window with a chair

The attackers began to smash on the front door before ripping the security grill off a window frame (pictured) and then shattered the glass window with a chair

Mr Gibson said he's grateful the community rallied to his side because police didn't show up for about 30 minutes. Pictured: The window that skinheads smashed

Mr Gibson said he's grateful the community rallied to his side because police didn't show up for about 30 minutes. Pictured: The window that skinheads smashed

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