Melbourne protests: seven arrested as clashes erupt between opposing rallies

Riot police used capsicum spray to separate more than 300 rival protesters after violent clashes between anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies in Coburg, in Melbourne’s north.

Seven men, aged between 18 and 33, were arrested during the protests, which began on Bell Street shortly after 11am on Saturday and culminated with a scrap in the grounds of the old Pentridge Prison about 12.30pm.

That may be the least biased headline ever to appear in the Guardian.

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    This isn’t racist or Nazism. I don’t know what the left is on about. sensibility: “The blurb on the event’s Facebook page, which says it is “a call to all Patriots to join this counter rally”, says “we would like to make it clear that we are not rallying against our Aboriginal brothers and sisters and support them as the first Australians”.It continues: “we all know that the threat of Islam is a threat to all Australians, including the indigenous community, and we will stand up to protect all of our citizens.”
    OT: Finally read “I am pilgrim” by Terry Hayes. A great, fun read. I think it was Brett_McS who recommended it. If not, someone from Australia on this blog recommended. Merci beaucoup.

    • The left are all about destruction, they are in love with violence hence the affinity for Islam.