Northern Territory

Sep 18, 2009

"White Power" T-shirt seller charged

The man exposed in Crikey last week for selling 'White Power Alice Springs' T-shirts has been charged with offensive behaviour and making a false statement.

Chris Graham

Tracker managing editor

The man exposed in Crikey and The National Indigenous Times last week for selling “White Power Alice Springs” T-shirts — a response to the recent bashing death of an Aboriginal man allegedly by five young white local males — has been charged with offensive behaviour and making a false statement.

The man who identified himself as “Red” — but whose real name is Denis Donohue, aged 48 — was charged by police for selling the T-shirts and caps from his vehicle. His 4wd ute was photographed in front of the Alice Springs council chambers. The merchandise hanging in the vehicle — replete with a for sale sign — included Nazi swastikas.

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4 thoughts on “"White Power" T-shirt seller charged

  1. John Donovan

    Nice work Crikey!

  2. Liz45

    Well done, Chris and Crikey! This person is just a revolting creep! I don’t care what he’s on. Drugs don’t make a racist heap – they cause drug dependancy! His racist attitudes come from inside his brain, with or without drugs. Revolting!

  3. Carolyn Hirsh

    Further to disgusting racist stuff, I drove behind a car a few days ago with a bumper sticker on the back window. Picture of an Australian flag, and a comment, ‘If you don’t love it, Leave!’ Tried to get a photo, but wasn’t game get close enough. I mean, who loves a bit of material? I loathe the union jack in the corner, since I’m of Irish heritage.

  4. Spacehamster

    Being cynical, I’m going to assume that the Council and Local Police decided to quickly resolve the issue before it scared away some of the tourists.

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