Mark Latham thrown out of Sydney pool presenting petition

Media commentator Mark Latham was kicked out of a swimming pool in western Sydney as he presented them with a petition opposing a curtain designed to segregate Muslim women.

The former Labor leader has been an outspoken critic of the council-run Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre since May when it installed a retractable curtain around one of its three pools.

This was to cater for women who wished to swim privately during two Wednesday sessions.

However, Mr Latham said the curtain legitimised Sharia law and presented a petition with 8,000 signatures to make his point.

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Mark Latham fronted up to the Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre to present his petition

Mark Latham fronted up to the Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre to present his petition

The former Labor leader said the curtain segregating women legitimised Muslim Sharia law

The former Labor leader said the curtain segregating women legitimised Muslim Sharia law

'Hello, I'm just presenting a petition about the curtain you've got here: Tear Down That Curtain,' he told a woman at the front desk in a Rebel Media video this week.

She returned a few moments later to tell him he wasn't allowed to film there, annoying Mr Latham.

'Is there no filming in here?,' he asked.

Mr Latham replied to the woman as she put up her hand to stop his crew from videoing her. 

Mark Latham has described the curtain designed to segregate women as a form of Sharia law

Mark Latham has described the curtain designed to segregate women as a form of Sharia law

The former Labor leader regarded the curtain as a device designed to hide Islamic women

The former Labor leader regarded the curtain as a device designed to hide Islamic

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