There may be violence at anti-Islam rallies across Australia this weekend, a former right-wing organiser has warned.

Reclaim Australia and the United Patriots Front are planning rallies in several cities and towns protesting against Islam.

Subsequent anti-racism protests are planned to coincide.

James Gilhome organised a Reclaim Australia rally in Hobart earlier this year, but has since walked away from the group, citing disillusionment.

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