For the past nine years, right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders has needed 24-hour police protection wherever he has travelled because the anti-Islam campaigner says he is never safe to walk the streets alone.

After flying into Perth on Wednesday, where he'd been forced to cancel a press conference and speaking engagement after a hotel scrubbed his booking, Mr Wilders said he had to have heavy security around him at all times.

He was dogged by people who wanted to kill him, which was hard on his family because they were not free, he said.

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