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VIDEO: Flags burnt as groups clashed during racism protests in Melbourne

Police Source: Amit Sarwal

Up to 150 Campaign Against Racism protesters had rallied outside Parliament House, where the True Blue Crew rally was due to meet, before staging a "victory" march through the Melbourne CBD.

About two dozen masked members of an anti-fascism splinter group have clashed with police and media.

Flags were set alight by a group dressed in black and wearing masks followed a True Blue Crew rally through Melbourne.

A man who tried to stop the flag burning said those involved in the scuffles were anarchists who did not represent the no racism rally.

Up to 150 Campaign Against Racism protesters had rallied outside Parliament House, where the True Blue Crew rally was due to meet, before staging a "victory" march through the Melbourne CBD.

Two people involved in a fight were arrested for assault while another person was arrested for damaging a photographer's camera.

Superintendent David Clayton said police were generally satisfied with the protests as they were in the main able to keep the two protest groups apart.

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Source AAP