Toss em to the crocs mate…….
Ugly scenes in Cronulla as police arrest anti-racism activists during protest against far-right group’s halal-free BBQ to celebrate ten year anniversary of riots
A man shouts as he is taken away by police during an event against the 0th anniversary of the Cronulla riots rally on Saturday
- People have gathered in Cronulla to remember the 2005 riots and two men had been arrested by about 2pm
- Heavy police presence was in place but the right-wing group gathered at Don Lucas Reserve was small
- Vocal opposition to the far-right group holding the barbecue also arrived in Cronulla on Saturday
- Police had to keep the two groups separated during the course of the event but managed to keep it under control
- The anti-Islam group had planned to hold a rally to mark the 10th anniversary of the Cronulla riots
- But the Cronulla riots ‘memorial rally’ was blocked by NSW Supreme Court Judge on Friday
- A far-right activist, Nick Folkes, claims his car tyres were slashed on riot anniversary before he attended
Two people have been arrested at a halal-free barbecue being held in place of the Cronulla riots ‘memorial’ rally as a group of anti-racism protesters attended the event.
About 80 right-wing activists converged on Don Lucas Reserve for the ’10 year memorial’ of the 2005 Cronulla riots – but they were outnumbered by police and protesters.
A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia a 58-year-old man from Warilla was arrested for offensive behaviour and a 25-year-old man from Seaforth for breaching the peace.
As the barbecue went ahead with right-wing speakers addressing those assembled via loudhailer, the chanting protesters attempted to break away from the police surrounding them at times, however, police managed to keep control.
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