Far right protesters dressed in bright blue Lycra waving inflatable Australia flag hands stormed a Melbourne council meeting over Australia Day date changes.
A handful of people draped in Australian flags waving neo-Nazi signs were protesting against Moreland Council’s decision to change the date of Australia Day celebrations.
Moreland City Council voted to scrap Australia Day celebrations almost two weeks ago, making them the third Melbourne council to make the controversial move.
Far right protesters dressed in bright blue Lycra (pictured) waving inflatable Australia flag hands stormed a Melbourne council meeting over Australia Day date changes
The protesters were seen to be carrying signs with slogans including ‘no Nazi councils’
Moreland City Council voted to scrap Australia Day celebrations almost two weeks ago, prompting the far right protester’s response (pictured)
Protest organiser Neil Erikson (pictured) posted a video to Facebook saying they ‘hit’ the council meeting
The council meeting was interrupted Wednesday evening and a video posted to Facebook shows one man in the gallery being forced to cover his hears because of the noise.
Sombrero wearing protesters carried slogans plastered on black signs including ‘no Nazi councils’ and ‘stop division’.
Protest organiser Neil Erikson posted a video to Facebook saying they ‘hit’ the council meeting.
‘We just burst in there, they closed down their whole meeting,’ Mr Erikson said.
The video received more than 8000 views in the three hours it was online and many people commented in support of the protesters.
Greens Councillor Natalie Abboud shared that she was ‘so proud’ of the council and gallery who experienced the protest Wednesday evening and thanked them for their ‘bravery and patience’.
The video shows the group shouting at the people in the council meeting, forcing a man to cover his ears from the noise (pictured)
The protesters were seen in bright blue Lycra, wearing inflatable hands and Sombreros
‘We just burst in there, they closed down their whole meeting,’ Mr Erikson (pictured) said
‘Men in Lycra won’t stop us from hearing community submissions to the Draft Local Law tonight,’ Ms Abboud wrote on Facebook.
‘I hope I never have to see a professor with his hands over his ears again.’
However, Mr Erikson is no novice when it comes to storming council meetings in protest.
Greens Councillor Natalie Abboud said was proud of the bravery from the council and gallery
Mr Erikson stormed Yarra City Council’s meetings in protest of them changing Australia Day earlier in September
The 32-year-old interrupted a Yarra City Council meeting early September, just hours after he was found guilty for his role in staging a mock beheading to protest a Bendigo mosque.
The group of protesters were also opposing Yarra City Council’s decision to ban Australia Day.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Moreland City Council for comment.