St Kilda beach rally: far-right and anti-racism groups face off in Melbourne

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A rally against immigration at St Kilda beach prompts counter-protests but police keep rivals groups apart

Tensions reached boiling point at St Kilda beach in Melbourne as hundreds of far-right wing extremists and anti-racism campaigners faced off in a screaming match and minor scuffles broke out.

Scores of police including some with riot shields and on horseback were on hand to keep the groups apart. A police boat kept watch from the water and two helicopters circled overhead.

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