Fights Break Out As Protestors Take Over Melbourne CBD.
Fights have broken out and media representatives have been been attacked at a Melbourne rally, even though two opposing racism groups have been kept apart.
Anti-racism protesters prepare to march through Melbourne's CBD. pic.twitter.com/VTuHNTxt3F— Brianna Travers (@briannatravers) June 26, 2016
A flag has been set alight and one photographer was assaulted at a True Blue Crew event that started at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton to show support for the nation and the flag. One woman was arrested for burning the flag.
Anti-racism crowd told far right groups now headed away from city, to chants of "you'll always lose in Melbourne." pic.twitter.com/PNt6YmE9T5— Rania Spooner (@Rania_Spooner) June 26, 2016
An opposing Campaign Against Racism and Fascism group has been kept separate by a heavy police presence and marched from Parliament House through the central business district.