Hundreds show up for anti-Islam protest and counterprotest in Bendigo, Victoria
- Right-wing protesters from the United Patriots Front rallied in the rural Australian town against the proposed construction of a mosque in the town.
- The protest was met with counter-protest by anti-racism activists, which, though largely peaceful, led to four temporary arrests.
- A massive police presence accompanied the demonstration, which was a part of a coordinated series of anti-Islam, anti-mosque demonstrations around the world.
“Bendigo mosque: Anti-mosque protesters face off with counter activists” (ABC News)
“Hundreds face off in Australian town in anti-Islam protest” (Reuters)
“Bendigo mosque protests: Anti-racism demonstrators face off with nationalists” (The Age)
(Image Credit: Patrick Rocca/ABC News)