Is polarisation making peaceful protest impossible?

These days, the news is rife with stories of peaceful political protests descending into violence.

Police were recently called to a church in south-west Sydney where hundreds of people surrounded a small pro-Trans group protesting a speech by NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham.

Why are we seeing this spike in hate crimes? Why is it disproportionately affecting marginalised communities? What impact is this going to have on the queer community? Justin Ellis, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Newcastle joined 2SER Breakfast to discuss.

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