Groups clash on racism

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT -

AN anti-racism rally in Mel­bourne has been marred by un­mask­ings, an ar­rest and clashes with a ri­val event

About 500 pro­test­ers hold­ing “Mel­bourne says no to racism” plac­ards marched to par­lia­ment where a right-wing group was hold­ing a rally.

The anti-racism pro­test­ers yelled “Nazi scum” and “unite to fight the right” while hold­ing signs for a range of so­cial is­sues in­clud­ing racism, refugees and mar­riage equal­ity.

Anti-racism pro­tester Andy Le­busque, 31, said he had joined the gath­er­ing to show far-right pro­test­ers there was staunch op­po­si­tion to their opin­ions.

For­mer Is­raeli De­fence Force sol­dier and or­gan­iser of the right-wing event Avi Yemini said the group was ad­vo­cat­ing to make Vic­to­ria safer.

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