Pro-Trump rally fizzes

Photo: Ali Bakhtiarvandi.

A rally outside Victoria’s Parliament House on November 20 organised by far right racist groups United Patriots Front (UFP) and True Blue Crew to celebrate the election of US president-elect Donald Trump attracted about 25 people, far short of the 1000 hoped for by the organisers.

The racists were outnumbered more than 10 to one by 300 anti-Trump protesters and more than six to one by police who kept the two groups apart.

The ABC reported that an AAP news photographer was bashed by one of the UPF supporters, who was arrested by police.

Eggs were thrown at UPF leader Blair Cottrell as he addressed his tiny gathering, telling his huddle of supporters Trump’s election was a “victory for the West”.

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