Australia: Anti-Islam and anti-racism groups clash in Melbourne street

The United Patriots Front

Gangs of rival protesters have clashed on the streets in Melbourne, as about 100 police officers fight to keep them apart.

The opposing groups were made up of anti-Islam and anti-racism activists, with events turning violent on Sunday afternoon.

The United Patriots Front, a run-off from the anti-Islam Reclaim Australia group that was involved in violent protests in Melbourne earlier this year, staged a demonstration outside Richmond Town Hall in Melbourne’s inner southeast, according to the AAP…

unnamed-5Protesters and police clash outside the town hall in Richmond during the opposing events