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Newcastle police have praised protesters from two opposing rallies held in the city yesterday for avoiding violence seen elsewhere in the country.

Separated by a patch of grass and a strong line of police officers, the Reclaim Australia rally and a counter protest brought together about 450 people in total at Newcastle's Foreshore Park.

Brian Buckley-Clare attended the Reclaim Australia rally because of concerns he has with the halal certification of foods in Australia.


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