Anti-racists outnumber neo-Nazis at Melbourne rally

Police keep the two sides apart.
June 30, 2017

The neo-Nazi True Blue Crew held their second "Australian Pride" rally in Melbourne on June 25 and were met with an "anti-racist/anti-fascist" counter protest by No Room For Racism and Campaign Against Racism and Fascism.

There were about 150–200 fascists and about 200–300 anti-racists. Several hundred police, including from the Public Order Response Team, kept the two sides apart.

Five people were treated by Ambulance Victoria after police pepper-sprayed the anti-racists in Russell St after the main rally had broken up.

Controversial leader of the fascist United Patriots Front, Blair Cottrell spoke at the rally and led the march from Carlton Gardens to Parliament House and back.

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