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Police out in force for angry clashes in farright rally in St Kilda

Police out in force for angry clashes in farright rally in St Kilda

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Police gather in force.

A protester salutes.

Hundreds of people have faced off in St Kilda, with far-right rallygoers scuffling

Blair Cottrelll address the rally

Far-right and anti-racism groups clash near Melbourne's St Kilda beach

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Police stood between far-right and anti-racism protesters at the St Kilda rally

Neil Erikson, at the confrontation at the park last weekend (Facebook)

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United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell and the anti-Islam group United Patriots Front clash

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Protesters and counter-protesters have clashed with riot police, mounted officers and the dog

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Police turn out in force to keep crowds under control at St Kilda Beach. Picture

On the fringe: Queensland senator Fraser Anning at the St Kilda rally on Saturday.

Video shared to social media shows right-wing protesters giving Nazi salutes at a '

Left-wing and far-right wing protesters spill on to St Kilda Esplanade.

... Blair Cottrell and Neil Erikson at a rally held by the United Patriots Front and True

Scores of specialist police officers, including mounted officers and riot police, have been dispatched

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Independent Senator Fraser Anning. Photo: EPA

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United Patriots Front: St Kilda Beach, Melbourne rally has police on alert

United Patriots Front: St Kilda Beach, Melbourne rally has police on alert

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Past gatherings have attracted counter protests from groups like the Campaign Against Racism & Fascism

Scores of riot police (pictured) were dispatched to St Kilda beach to break up

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A man throws his arm up in a Nazi salute at St Kilda. Picture:

Convicted criminals #BlairCottrell and #NeilErikson want to gather a mob of far-right

Patches of verbal abuse between the two conflicting sides was broken up by capsicum spray

Warring factions clashed violently at Milo Yiannopoulos' Melbourne appearance. Picture: AAP Image/Erik Anderson Police ...

At various points during this protracted exit from the area, there were brief clashes involving the two sides. In this sense, policing of the event mirrored ...

... over African youth crime, on Saturday, January 5, serial pest Neil Erikson joined with neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell to organise a racist rally at St Kilda ...

... Police in riot gear charge at protesters outside a Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event. Picture: Jake Nowakowski

A second man also repeated the offensive gesture. Picture: ABC News

The United Patriots Front late last year clashed with African youths at St Kilda beach,

United Patriots Front supporters clash with police. Picture: Matrix News

Right-wing activists Neil Erikson and Blair Cottrell host a rally against African gang crime

Riot fears have escalated as United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell (pictured) vowed to

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A shoulder-to-shoulder wall of police officers (pictured) ushered protesters from

Blair Cottrell at the St Kilda rally on Saturday.

Cottrell took to social media to praise the rally as a success despite the arrests and

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A ute passing by with an anti racist chant playing is suddenly surrounded by opposing far

There is a heavy police presence in St Kilda. Picture: Sarah Matray

Anti-racism groups then organised their own demonstration for 12pm to counter 'racist fear

Police hold back crowds of protesters at St Kilda Beach. Picture: Wayne Taylor

Police out in force for angry clashes in far-right rally in St Kilda

Police prepare for signs of violence. Picture: Wayne Taylor

Kane Miller of the True Blue Crew has organised a St Kilda “beach party”. Picture: AAP Image/James Ross

Protesters from each side were seen being dragged off by police after fights erupted

Hundreds of Melburnians have flocked to St Kilda foreshore to attend a 'political meeting'

Another Facebook event, not directly associated with the original organisers, inviting people to the beach (Facebook)

Supporters of the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism counter-protested the rally. Picture:

Right-wing activist Blair Cottrell (pictured) has led a protest against African gang

... conservative commentators and the supporters should be able to gather without facing violent left-wing protests after violence broke out outside a Milo ...

United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell speaks at the rally. Picture: Wayne Taylor

Police are on high alert ahead of a planned 'patriot' rally in Melbourne on

... Society' has published an exposé on federal Senator Fraser 'Final Solution' Anning and his many links to local neo-Nazis and other far-right activists.

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[Update (January 8, 2019) : Rather than compose another post, I thought I'd update this one with some more infos arising from Saturday's hate-rally.

Police clash with protesters. Picture: Wayne Taylor

As crowds clashed a short distance from the foreshore, mounted officers separated the groups

Authorities have warned would-be troublemakers that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Picture: David Crosling .

Fraser Anning and United Patriots Front leader Blair Cottrell at the event.

The rally and planned counter-protests drew a large police presence, with concerns about

Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS) fielded a team of seven(7) legal observers at the 2018 Invasion Day Rally and March which was organised by the ...

Soldiers of Odin and True Blue Crew members clash at an anti-Islam protest in

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Convicted criminals Neil Erikson and Blair Cottrell address attendees of their 'patriots' rally in

This file police booking photograph obtained August 13, 2017 courtesy of the Albemarle County Jail shows suspect James Alex Fields, Jr., who allegedly ...

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Authorities have warned would-be troublemakers that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Picture: David Crosling .