Anti-Islam rally plan

HOBART – An anti-Islam rally planned for Hobart is due to include a stop-off at the city’s ABC headquarters where protesters will denounce the public broadcaster.

The event is being co-organised by Reclaim Australia and United Patriots Front, with a spokesman for the latter, named only as Danny, saying the ABC detour has been inspired by the decision of Q&A producers to allow convicted criminal Zaky Mallah into the live studio audience to ask a question of a government minister.

“We’re going to let them know that we think the ABC is unbalanced, biased and at times dangerous, particularly in relation to Q&A,” he told News Corp.

“They put a known terrorist on their show and gave him air time … so we need to go by and give them a serve.”

The rally is due to start at 10.30am (AEST) on Sunday at Hobart’s Franklin Square, moving through the Elizabeth Street Mall, past the ABC, and ending at the cenotaph.