HK tensions flare at Melbourne protest

Zena Chamas

Scuffles have broken out after hundreds of protesters converged in Melbourne's city centre for a pro-Hong Kong rally.

Social media videos show rival activists jostling as tempers flared at the demonstration.

The two groups faced off and exchanged heated words before police formed a line separating the groups.

The violence in Melbourne follows months of protests in Hong Kong over plans for laws allowing extraditions to mainland China.