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Dec 7th, 2017 at 9:18am
 
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Milo Yiannopoulos and his promoters will be billed at least $50k by Victoria Police for protests


Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and his promoters will be slapped with a bill of at least $50,000 to cover the cost of the police numbers required to handle violent protests outside his shows in Melbourne.

Hundreds of left and right-wing protesters gathered in front of the Melbourne Pavilion on Racecourse Road and Stubbs Street, Kensington on Monday night where they faced off and fought with sticks. 

Riot police stormed the protest and used pepper spray to subdue the crowd, which included members of left-wing group Campaign Against Racism and Fascism and right-wing groups Reclaim Australia and The Freedom Party.

Police and protesters also clashed at Mr Yiannopoulos' events in Sydney on Tuesday night, resulting in charges against several protesters. The event was heavily guarded with mounted police, officers on bicycles, riot squad, marine police and police vans barricading the event after several arrests were made at his Melbourne show. 

Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville told radio station 3AW on Wednesday that up to 300 police were called in to separate the protesters.
She said those behind the event would be footing the bill for police resources. 

"They'll certainly be getting a bill," Ms Neville said. "There were a lot of resources put in and I've had a lot of interesting tweets sent to me saying 'what a waste of police resources', but unfortunately in that situation, we've got two groups who pretty much set out to cause the harm that they did... try and cause violence and try and get on the TV so police are there to try and protect the general public."

Ms Neville said the cost would be at least $50,000 and added it was common practice for organisers of large-scale or controversial events to be billed if large numbers of police resources were required. 

Ms Neville said police were in the process of working out the exact costs.
She was unaware if Mr Yiannopoulos had agreed to pay the costs, but she hoped he would.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/milo-yiannopoulos-and-his-promoters-will-be-bi...



The increase of Police Presence was a direct result of the Far Left protesters. Not the organizers of the Event.

All cost should fall on protest event co-ordinators and anyone arrested for disruption that resulted in the need for police presence.

Free Speech isn't Free if you are required to pay to keep yourself safe whilst doing it. The people that call themselves Anti-Fascists are actually engaging in incredibly Fascist behaviour.

The protest organisers speak regularly on the radio, news... Etc. They should pay that bill. For example Tess Dimos from Campaign against racism and fascism was on the news last Tuesday, the police should find her and send the invoice to her.

There would be no need for police to attend these events if the violent far left allowed free speech in this country.

It seems clear that the protesters involved in this case, namely antifa and associated far-left groups, protest political events like Mr Yiannopoulos' speech with the intent of shutting them down through sheer inconvenience, financial or otherwise.
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Reply #1 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 9:21am
 
Hahaha, ohhh so thats why he was charging a minimum of 90 to see him speak.
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Reply #2 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 9:29am
 

Violent right-wing protesters, making it bad for everyone   Roll Eyes
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Reply #3 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:45am
 
Ah - so they're treating the whole thing as a performance - like the NRL or the AFL.....
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Reply #4 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:51am
 
Ye Grappler wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:45am:
Ah - so they're treating the whole thing as a performance - like the NRL or the AFL.....


Yes, except not quite as gay as football.

Milo is an entertainer - that's all.

An attention whore who's found a way to make some easy money.

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Reply #5 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:04am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:51am:
Ye Grappler wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:45am:
Ah - so they're treating the whole thing as a performance - like the NRL or the AFL.....


Yes, except not quite as gay as football.

Milo is an entertainer - that's all.

An attention whore who's found a way to make some easy money.



The Liberace of politics....
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Reply #6 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:21am
 
I agree....If you hold an event that needs police protection then you should be charged for that protection or take measures to ensure public safety for all concerned....Protesting is not illegal in Australia!!!

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Reply #7 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:24am
 
Ye Grappler wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:45am:
Ah - so they're treating the whole thing as a performance - like the NRL or the AFL.....




Thats exactly what it is. Performance art.
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Reply #8 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:26am
 
philperth2010 wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:21am:
I agree....If you hold an event that needs police protection then you should be charged for that protection or take measures to ensure public safety for all concerned....Protesting is not illegal in Australia!!!

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Yeah - get your own Blackshirts!!  No problem-o........

Usually you're pretty on the money, Phil - this is not one of those occasions....

We need to consider if these moves by governments to force payment for police activity will one day lead us to Blackshirts etc.... and REAL fighting in the streets......

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Reply #9 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:31am
 
philperth2010 wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:21am:
I agree....If you hold an event that needs police protection then you should be charged for that protection or take measures to ensure public safety for all concerned....Protesting is not illegal in Australia!!!

Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


So those who want to exercise  free speech to whinge about our government, Trump, Israel or those in favour of Poofter marriages  should be the ones paying for the police if people turn up to oppose their idiocy?



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Reply #10 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:42am
 
Ye Grappler wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:04am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:51am:
Ye Grappler wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 10:45am:
Ah - so they're treating the whole thing as a performance - like the NRL or the AFL.....


Yes, except not quite as gay as football.

Milo is an entertainer - that's all.

An attention whore who's found a way to make some easy money.



The Liberace of politics....


Pretty much.

I wish his brother George was there.

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Reply #11 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 12:55pm
 
The OP makes it sound like Milo cannot be forced to pay the bill, and I do not think he should. We need harsher penalties for people using violence to achieve censorship.

philperth2010 wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:21am:
I agree....If you hold an event that needs police protection then you should be charged for that protection or take measures to ensure public safety for all concerned....Protesting is not illegal in Australia!!!

Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


Are you in favour of allowing groups like antifa to silence these speakers by making it too expensive for them and their supporters to gather anywhere? Is that really the sort of society you want?
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Reply #12 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 2:25pm
 
freediver wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 12:55pm:
The OP makes it sound like Milo cannot be forced to pay the bill, and I do not think he should. We need harsher penalties for people using violence to achieve censorship.

philperth2010 wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:21am:
I agree....If you hold an event that needs police protection then you should be charged for that protection or take measures to ensure public safety for all concerned....Protesting is not illegal in Australia!!!

Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


Are you in favour of allowing groups like antifa to silence these speakers by making it too expensive for them and their supporters to gather anywhere? Is that really the sort of society you want?


I would be happy if the police arrested the trouble makers (both sides) and charged them with an offence so Milo or anyone else can sue them for the cost of security....If you don't need security you don't have to pay for it!!!

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Reply #13 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 3:59pm
 
freediver wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 12:55pm:
The OP makes it sound like Milo cannot be forced to pay the bill, and I do not think he should. We need harsher penalties for people using violence to achieve censorship.

philperth2010 wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 11:21am:
I agree....If you hold an event that needs police protection then you should be charged for that protection or take measures to ensure public safety for all concerned....Protesting is not illegal in Australia!!!

Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


Are you in favour of allowing groups like antifa to silence these speakers by making it too expensive for them and their supporters to gather anywhere? Is that really the sort of society you want?


Hitler had the Brown Shirts, FD. Are you in favour of allowing racist militias to pass their duties onto the Victorian police?

A simple yes or no will suffice.
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Reply #14 - Dec 7th, 2017 at 4:17pm
 
Karnal wrote on Dec 7th, 2017 at 3:59pm:
Hitler had the Brown Shirts,


Yes, and we can observe from your your recent posts how much you admire them.
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