Aug 2018 | Melbourne mayors call for end to 'African gangs' talk

Date: 14 Aug 2018

Source: SBS

Eight Melbourne mayors have called for unity and end to the talk about so-called "African gangs" which has repeatedly made news headlines this year.

African-Australian leaders in Victoria have said the “gang” rhetoric is an example of fear-mongering and has vilified their community to the point some now feel unwelcome in the state.

Mayors from Melbourne’s Darebin, Moreland, Whittlesea, Hume, Yarra, Knox, Monash and Melton councils joined Australian-African community leader Maker Mayek in a public show of solidarity in the suburb of Brunswick on Monday.