Chanting protesters tried to stop paying guests from entering a Melbourne venue where controversial anti-multicuralism politician Geert Wilders, a Dutch MP and founder of The Freedom Party, was due to speak.

Those against Wilders stance on immigration labelled the politician racist, condemned the fact he was allowed a visa to speak in Australia and tried to stop ticket holders from getting into the venue.

As scuffles broke out, they chanted "racism, no way, we're going to fight it all the way".

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