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Australia: Counter-protest outnumbers far-right rally in Melbourne02:37

Australia: Counter-protest outnumbers far-right rally in Melbourne

Australia, Melbourne
June 24, 2018 at 05:56 GMT +00:00 · Published

A march from far right True Blue Crew (TBC) was countered by Antifa in Melbourne on Sunday.

Riot police sought were deployed to separate the two groups. At one stage, there was a brief scuffle after a demonstrator knocked the glasses off a TBC supporter.

Both sides attempted to provoke the other with insults.

In a speech, TBC's leader Kane Miller said Australians should defend the country from immigrants and refugees.

"We've earned this country and we come from the people who've fought for it, sacrificed for it and bled for it. So give them nothing," he told a group of loyal supporters.

The larger counter-protest organised by Antifa called on Australians to say no to racism and fascism.

Australia: Counter-protest outnumbers far-right rally in Melbourne02:37
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A march from far right True Blue Crew (TBC) was countered by Antifa in Melbourne on Sunday.

Riot police sought were deployed to separate the two groups. At one stage, there was a brief scuffle after a demonstrator knocked the glasses off a TBC supporter.

Both sides attempted to provoke the other with insults.

In a speech, TBC's leader Kane Miller said Australians should defend the country from immigrants and refugees.

"We've earned this country and we come from the people who've fought for it, sacrificed for it and bled for it. So give them nothing," he told a group of loyal supporters.

The larger counter-protest organised by Antifa called on Australians to say no to racism and fascism.

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