- Protesters clashed over transgender rights in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday.
- A group of Neo-Nazis marched through the city performing Nazi salutes.
- Several people were restrained by police.
They also held signs calling transgender people offensive names, while British anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull spoke to the crowd.
Neo-Nazis clashed with transgender rights supporters outside Parliament House in Melbourne on Saturday. Source: AAP / JAMES ROSS/AAPIMAGE
The anti-trans group clashed with hundreds of others who were rallying in favour of .
Police, including mounted officers, worked to keep the two groups separated.
The Victorian Opposition condemned the actions of some protesters, saying there was no space in society for neo-Nazism.
Transgender rights supporters at a protest in Melbourne on Saturday. Source: AAP / JAMES ROSS/AAPIMAGE
“The behaviours today by neo-Nazis are a deliberate attempt to incite hatred and violence and are nothing short of sickening,” a joint statement from Liberal MPs David Southwick and Brad Battin said.
“Victoria is better than this.”