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.

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