Fights erupt as hundreds attend Melbourne anti-immigration rally
- The demonstration in Melbourne organized by nationalist groups led to confrontations between participants and anti-racism activists, who tried to block the rally.
- Protest organizers–including Reclaim Australia, the Rise Up Australia Party, and the United Patriots Front–used assimilation as a hinge for their anti-immigrant rhetoric.
- Police officers used pepper spray to disperse the crowd and arrested four.
“If you think where you come from is better than where you are coming to, shut up, pack up and get out.”
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