Egg Boy helps the far right way more than he hurt them


The attack on Muslims in Christchurch has sparked debate about why far-right views are gaining popularity around the world. It’s got The Feed wondering - do protests à la ‘Egg Boy’ help or hurt the fight against racism and xenophobia?

The past few years has seen a rise in populist leaders around the world, with America's Donald Trump, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and Hungary's Viktor Orban all campaigning on nationalistic agendas.

With this push to the political right, reports of racist attacks have become more common. The public debate about issues such as immigration, refugees and terrorism is more polarised than ever.

As the far-right gains traction, the far-left has mobilised to protest them at every step of the way.

How should we as a society counter far right hate speech? Do we fight it - or ignore it? Do people 'have a right to be bigots?'

We called on two people who have spent a lot of time thinking about these issues:

Satya Marar is a liberal voting centrist and a strong advocate for free-speech and public debate.

Omar Hassan describes his politics as radical left. He's a member of the group Unite Against The Far-Right and regularly protests far-right rallies.