Arrests near racism rally
A MAN has been arrested at an anti-racism rally in Melbourne for wearing a face covering in the middle of the crowd and another has hit a photographer.
The man wearing all black and a black covering from his neck to just under his eyes was arrested under Victoria’s new anti-face covering laws at the rally in front of the State Library on Swanston St shortly after midday yesterday.
The anti-racism rally, named “From Charlottesville to Melbourne: Unite to Fight the Far Right”, is aiming to march to the Victorian Parliament to face off with right wing groups who were also rallying yesterday.
A masked man is arrested