United Patriots Front

The United Patriots Front (UPF) was an Australian far-right extremist group whose membership was composed of neo-Nazis and fundamentalist Christians. Based in the state of Victoria, UPF was a nationalist anti-Islam organisation that stood in opposition to immigration, opposition to multiculturalism and Islam by demonstrations. It was a splinter group from the anti-Islamic Reclaim Australia group, formed after a dispute between Shermon Burgess and Reclaim Australia organisers. The group has been described by a number of media outlets and journalists as a hate group, and has claimed solidarity with Golden Dawn. The group says it was disbanded in 2017, though no indication of the fact is available, and reports still refer to Cottrell as the leader of UPF. Former Members of the UPF went on to form a new White nationalist group, the Lads Society in late 2017.


The United Patriots Front (UPF) was an Australian far-right extremist group whose membership was composed of neo-Nazis and fundamentalist Christians. Based in the state of Victoria, UPF was a nationalist anti-Islam organisation that stood in opposition to immigration, opposition to multiculturalism and Islam by demonstrations. It was a splinter group from the anti-Islamic Reclaim Australia group, formed after a dispute between Shermon Burgess and Reclaim Australia organisers. The group has been described by a number of media outlets and journalists as a hate group, and has claimed solidarity with Golden Dawn. The group says it was disbanded in 2017, though no indication of the fact is available, and reports still refer to Cottrell as the leader of UPF. Former Members of the UPF went on to form a new White nationalist group, the Lads Society in late 2017.
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