- Protesters clashed over transgender rights in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday.
- A group of neo-Nazis marched through the city performing a Nazi salute.
- Several were detained by police.
They also put up signs calling transgender people offensive names, and British anti-trans activist Kelly Jay Keane Minschl addressed the crowd.
Neo-Nazis clashed with transgender rights supporters outside Melbourne’s Houses of Parliament on Saturday. sauce: AAP / James Ross/AAPIMAGE
Anti-trans groups clashed with hundreds of other people who were rallying in favor of trans. .
Police, including mounted police, worked to keep the two groups separate.
The Victorian opposition condemned the actions of some protesters, saying there was no room for neo-Nazism in society.
Supporters of transgender rights took part in a protest in Melbourne on Saturday. sauce: AAP / James Ross/AAPIMAGE
“Today’s actions by neo-Nazis are a deliberate attempt to incite hatred and violence that is nothing short of disgusting,” said a joint statement by liberal MPs David Southwick and Brad Battin.
“Victoria is better than this.”
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/nazi-salutes-performed-on-steps-of-victorian-parliament-as-protesters-clash-over-transgender-rights/yr7gzkevn A Nazi salute on the steps of Victoria’s parliament as protesters clash over transgender rights