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Far-Right Protesters Storm Melbourne Council Over Australia Day Ban

The coffins were meant to represent the "death" of Australia Day.

12/10/2017 10:45 AM AEDT | Updated 12/10/2017 10:45 AM AEDT
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Moreland Mayor Helen Davidson told 3AW radio: "Residents were crying. It was one of the most horrible experiences in my time on council."

Far-right protesters have stormed a local council meeting in Melbourne, carrying in a fake coffin painted with the Australian flag to mark the "death" of Australia Day.

The protesters from the Patriots Blue nationalist group interrupted Moreland City Council question time on Wednesday night, yelling slogans at councillors and people in the public gallery.

In September, the council voted to scrap all references to January 26 as Australia Day out of respect for Aboriginal people.

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