Left Wing Protesters Fail to Stop Milo Yiannopoulos’ Sydney Speech

Seven protesters were arrested as left-wing groups rioted against conservative political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney on Tuesday.

The unrest occurred outside the venue of Mr Yiannopoulos’ speech at the Le Montage, Lilyfield with local roads closed in the lead up to the event.

Protesters accuse Milo Yiannopoulos of Islamophobia, sexism and racism towards minorities. Photo: Roydon Ng

About a hundred left-wing activists and protesters hurled chants of “f**k off Nazi scum” to guests arriving at the venue.

Activist Kim Murphy claimed that the controversial speaker was “a disgusting neo-Nazi bigot” and called on protesters to stop his speech.

Protesters dispersed after about two hours of demonstrations and scuffles with Police. Photo: Roydon Ng

Following violent protests in Melbourne against Mr Yiannopoulos’ Australian Troll Academy speaking tour, a hundred riot police backed by mounted units established a mobile command post outside the venue.

Officers were targeted with chants of “racist pigs” after riot police arrested protesters for assault, breaching the peace and other offences.

A heavy Police presence guarded the waterfront venue from left-wing protesters. Photo: Roydon Ng

Socialist Alternative activist Gavin Stanbrook claimed that the protest was to highlight the “racism and the sexism” being perpetuated by the conservative commentator’s views.

Mr Yiannopolous’ event proceeded without hindrance from left wing protesters outside much to the delight of about two thousand guests.

Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney after speaking earlier at Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: NewsCorp

Wearing a leopard print fur coat, the political commentator proudly entered onto the stage to the sound of Madonna’s Vogue to rounds of applause.

Security ejected a lone shoe-throwing protester shortly after the start of Tuesday night’s event.

A Milo Yiannopoulos supporter wears a t-shirt of Trump named as ‘Daddy’ at the event. Photo: Roydon Ng

Guests leaving Tuesday night’s speech described the event as “brilliant, absolutely brilliant!”.

Asked whether the controversial speaker’s comments cross the line especially about feminism, a woman carrying a Milo hat said “absolutely!” and that she heard about this event from her daughter.

Hats, posters and signed copies of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book ‘Dangerous’ were on sale. Photo: Roydon Ng

Spotted in the diverse crowd of pro-Milo supporters was some ‘Make America Great Again Hats’ along with a “Pauline Hanson’s One Nation” hat and a “Kekistani” flag.

Police officers guarding the front of the function centre commented that “[Milo] puts on a bit of stage for comedy” as they were thanked by guests leaving after the end of the speech.

The venues for the Troll Academy tour have not been announced until an hour before its commencement in an attempt to minimise large-scale demonstrations.

Live stream of the protests against Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney by Roydon Ng

Roydon Ng is a freelance journalist, blogger and web designer based from Sydney, Australia.

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