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20 November 2021
By Matt Hrkac

Rally: Stop the Far Right in Melbourne

Several hundred people turned up in Melbourne to protest in opposition to the far-right led anti-vax/“freedom” movement, in what was a mostly conflict-free and sometimes tense gathering.

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An anti-vaxer attempts to harass the protest, but is hurried away by police amid a heated confrontation.

Known grifter, provocateur and opportunist Avi Yemini also attempts to harass the protest, but is kept away by police.

Known grifter, provocateur, serial pest and opportunist Avi Yemini also attempts to harass the protest, but is kept away by police.

Some protesters came prepared for such an event, knowing that Yemini doesn't use footage where his domestic violence conviction is pointed out.

Some protesters came prepared for such an event, knowing that Yemini doesn't use footage where his domestic violence conviction is pointed out.

A line of police keep the main crowd separated from Yemini and his entourage. Some police prepare to deploy capsicum spray.

A line of police keep the main crowd separated from Yemini and his entourage. Some police prepare to deploy capsicum spray.

The crowd marches and gathers at the front of the Park Hotel refugee prison.

The crowd marches and gathers at the front of the Park Hotel refugee prison.

About the author:

Matt Hrkac is a freelance photographer from Geelong and works primarily in the Geelong and Melbourne areas. He uses his photojournalistic photography style to cover numerous public events, activism and protests. In addition to this, he also works as a stills photographer for productions as well as covering live performances. If you like what you see, please consider giving a small donation to help cover expenses.

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In the spirit of reconciliation I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community on which I live and work. I pay my sincerist respects to all Elders past and present. I live on unceded lands of the Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung) People of the Kulin Nation.