PEOPLE trying to listen to a speech by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders were pushed to the ground outside a venue in Melbourne yesterday. A group of about 40 protesters blocked the gate leading into the Somerton function centre and stopped people from entering.
A large number of police, including mounted officers, were on patrol but made no initial attempt to move them.
Mr Wilders was due to give a speech last night in the first part of his Australian tour. He will deliver speeches in Sydney and Perth later this month. (continue reading...)