Adelaide, South Australia | November 2015
Australians ‘should reject’ violent anti-Islam rallies, Race Discrimination Commissioner says
Anti-Islam rallies in Melbourne and around the country on Sunday have been described as “ugly and disappointing” by Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner.
There were violent scenes in Melton, in Melbourne’s west, where six people were arrested and weapons including knives were seized when Reclaim Australia campaigners clashed with anti-racism protesters.
Police were forced to subdue some protesters with capsicum spray.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane said he supported people’s right to protest, but he was concerned some are out to spread hate.