Australia: Anti-racism and anti-Islam protesters face off in Sydney
July 19 , 2015
Five people were arrested as protesters from anti-racism rallies confronted those from anti-Islam rallies in Sydney.
Similar protests in Melbourne had led to violent clashes.
About 150 members of a group called Reclaim Australia, some of them with Australia’s flags around their shoulders, gathered in Martin Place in Sydney.
A counter-protest with banners against racism was held just two blocks away.
Police were largely successful in keeping the two groups away from each other.