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Milo Yiannopoulos: Protesters clash with alt-right speaker’s supporters in Melbourne

Milo Yiannopoulos: Protesters clash with alt-right speaker’s supporters in Melbourne

There have been violent scenes in Melbourne where controversial British commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is speaking.

Heavily armed police were forced to intervene when protesters clashed outside the Melbourne Pavillion in Kensington shortly after 6:00pm AEDT.

At least two people have been arrested as police continue to guard outside the venue where Yiannopoulos is hosting three shows tonight.

Police used capsicum spray when the violence broke out.

One of the protesters fell to the ground and was bleeding during the incident.

Both left and right groups were chanting and holding placards.

The venue of the sold-out shows was kept secret to those who purchased tickets until last minute, due to concerns about protests.

The right-wing commentator has made a career out of attacking feminism, political correctness and Islam.

A book by Mr Yiannopoulos was cancelled after video resurfaced which showed him speaking positively about sexual relationships between boys and men.

He was permanently banned from Twitter in July last year for calling Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones a “black dude”.

Last year, universities in the US cancelled speaking events hosted by the far-right commentator because of security concerns. Protesters lit fires and smashed windows when he was due to speak at a Californian university earlier this year.

His Australian speaking tour began in Adelaide on Friday and finishes in the Gold Coast on Thursday.

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