Victoria Police assistant commissioner Stephen has accused the groups that clashed at Milo Yiannopoulos’ event on Monday of using strong behaviour to get attention for their causes.
“We’ve always got Kardashian-style politics now and these people know that you have to do something outrageous in order to get it on to YouTube and seen across the world,” he told Melbourne radio 3AW on Tuesday.
“I’ve got no doubt part of their motivation last night was to get as much as they could splashed around the world and feel famous for five minutes.”
Controversial alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos lashed out at the left-aligned campaigners claiming the protests at his event were caused by ‘petulant babies’.
A police officer was injured and two protesters arrested in a violent clash outside alt-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ Melbourne event.
The former Breitbart News tech editor called the protesters “petulant babies” for coming out against him.
“There was a lot of kerfuffle out front, it was not as the newspapers reported ‘a clash between the far left and far right’ it was the left, showing up, being violent to stop freedom of speech,” Mr Yiannopoulos told 2GB radio on Tuesday.
“The left really showed us who they are. They attack the police, they attacked other people, they attacked…