Nigel Farage event blocked by angry protesters

Protesters demonstrated outside Melbourne's Sofitel Hotel where British politician Nigel Farage was due to speak.

Around 200 protesters have gathered in front of a Melbourne hotel to protest the presence of British Conservative politician Nigel Farage.

The right-wing figurehead is at the Sofitel Hotel in the CBD giving his last speech on a tour of Australia that opened on September 2.

The confrontations with people trying to attend the event have been aggressive and the police intervened several times.

The crowd has been organized by the Coalition against Racism and Fascism (CARF).

Activists of the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism outside the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne.


Andrew Nolch, the man accused of defacing the monument to Eurydice Dixon after the recent rape and murder of the young woman, was one of those who entered the event.

Right-wing activist Neil Erikson was also seen entering.

"Nigel Farage you can not hide, we can see your Nazi side" and "The Nazis are racist, the Muslims are not" are among the songs that are shouted.

At least a hundred policemen are in the event, forming a deep barricade of four officers at the Sofitel entrance.

A protest organizer has just told the crowd that the event has succeeded in reducing attendance to the event.