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Frightening moment angry mob of 'Invasion Day' protesters attack a man draped in an Australian flag - before police form a human shield to protect him

An angry mob of protesters calling for Australia Day to be abolished appeared to attack a flag-wearing nationalist during ugly clashes in Melbourne on Saturday.

The city was fraught as 5,000 indigenous people and their supporters confronted around 100 alt-right nationalists holding a counter demonstration.

As tensions came to a head, a protester wearing an Australian flag around his shoulders appeared to be set upon.

Footage from the demonstration appeared to show him being dragged across the concrete by several 'Invasion Day' protesters.

The man, believed to be part of anti-Islam group The United Patriots Front, was then escorted away from the group by police officers.

He told 7 News Melbourne: 'They got triggered and upset that I was standing on Australian Day holding my flag.'

From there, they marched towards the Yarra River, chanting: 'Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.'

They say it is wrong to celebrate Australia Day on the day the British settlers arrived at land inhabited by indigenous people and want the date changed.

A counter-protest mustered fewer than 100 participants who were shrouded in Australian flags at the steps of Federation Square.

One man was holding a placard reading: 'To defend my country was once called patriotism now it's called racism.'

At the foot of Federation Square, a pair of protesters clad in the Australian flag clashed with those marching from the northern end of the city, before they were pounced on by the throngs of police.

One of the men was dragged to the ground before being frog-marched off by police, another couple also told to move on by police shortly after.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6634953/Shocking-moment-angry-mob-Invasion-Day-protesters-attacks-far-right-nationalist.html

** Quote "The man, believed to be part of anti-Islam group The United Patriots Front," That comment by the author Charlie Moore is based on what NO facts it is just his thought, here we have one biased journalist trying to impress his bosses. **
Posted by Philip S, Sunday, 27 January 2019 1:38:07 PM
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To defend my country was once called patriotism now it's called racism.
PhilpS,
It's called racism only by the racists !
Posted by individual, Sunday, 27 January 2019 5:47:40 PM
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http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/enough-s-enough-invasion-day-protesters-march-through-canberra-20190125-p50tr5.html

"Invasion Day march organiser Chris Tomlins said all Australians should learn about the country's tens of thousands of years of Indigenous occupation, so they could acknowledge the poor treatment Aboriginal people faced."

"While many Invasion Day protesters around the country called for Australia Day to be moved to a different date or be abolished entirely, Mr Tomlins said it was more important to change people's mindsets."

"He said if all Australians accepted the country's past, they could heal and celebrate together."

"I donít think changing the date is going to help with anything," he said.

So the Invasion day protest organiser doesn't even believe in changing the date himself...
Posted by Armchair Critic, Sunday, 27 January 2019 7:01:40 PM
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I'm sorry, but call me stupid, mis-informed, and a million other words of degradation if you must, but I'm not quite clear about all this hoo-haa about Australia Day.
Firstly, it must stay as it is.
Not because I say so, but because it is so.
Secondly, if the abo's want to call it 'Invasion Day', fine that's their prerogative.
But if they're going to barf on about ALL the bad things we have done to them, well! I ain't gonna stand for that, and if so then they just lost ALL their cred and have forfeited the right to say ANYTHING.
As well known comedian put it, 'What a fu&%king liberty'.
After all we have done and are doing for these ingrates, I am prepared to call them the interlopers and not us.
They may have been here for a long time, but they too came from another place, whether there was anyone here or not before them, we will never know and they are too self absorbed now to let on, even if they knew.
They have been treated so well in fact, that they feel they can go the whole 'ten yards', and gain control of this country, well I can tell you it won't be as they say, 'over MY dead body', because they have made their position quite clear and are demonstrating it by getting physical such as more and more demonstrations are revealing.
It's not bad enough we have to contend with the threat of Islam and it's extremists, we now have to look out for treachery from within by the abo's as well.
I still refuse to see ANY justification for ALL the benefits and money we are throwing at these ingrates, for absolutely no justification or reason.
And yet we still do.
Posted by ALTRAV, Sunday, 27 January 2019 7:54:22 PM
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//Firstly, it must stay as it is.
Not because I say so, but because it is so.//

So why didn't you care when they changed it 1988?
Posted by Toni Lavis, Sunday, 27 January 2019 7:59:05 PM
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This Australia Day nonsense is now just plain stupid. 85% of Australians want it left alone, and both major parties say that Australia Days is the 26th of January, end of story! These objectors and demonstrators are just making bloody fools of themselves.
Posted by ttbn, Sunday, 27 January 2019 8:18:47 PM
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