Milo In Melbourne: How Feminist Fat Jokes Caused Alt-Left Riots

Clementine Ford must be sending her regards.

BAILEY 🥂
5 min readDec 13, 2017

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(originally on TrigTent)

BAILEY T. STEEN | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

“Australia, what have they done to you?” hushed controversial right-wing journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, greeting his Monday audience in Melbourne with leather jacket, his trademark sunglasses and the distant rumblings of staunch left-wing protestors just outside the hall. “You used to have a really good reputation, but we’re here to discuss your fall from grace.”

With a provocative comedy act littered with bait, jabbing at Islam, “wank stain” art from Australia’s Indigenous community, “prick” former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the “unfuckable” columnist for The Guardian Clementine Ford, it was the Victorian Police, outside the Melbourne Pavilion, who accused protestors of Kardashian-style politicsafter riots erupted.

Police, armed with riot gear, body protection and capsicum spray, barricaded the outside of the pavilion to seperate a heckling mob of protestors from Yiannopoulos’ attendees.

Around 6 o’clock, shortly after former Liberal Representative Ross Cameron took to the stage, two men began to beat one another into the pavement ground, assaulting fans and residents in the street using sticks, bottles, pelted rocks and ignited fireworks, leaving two arrested, while several police officers received minor injuries.

Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said several hundred police were involved in the clashes, calling the event “a drain on resourcing”.

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