Groups clash on racism
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.