Seven arrested as Milo protesters clash with police at secret Sydney event

Seven protesters have been arrested after clashing with police and fans of controversial British commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in Sydney.

The event in Lilyfield was heavily guarded by mounted police, officers on bicycles, riot squad, marine police and police vans on Tuesday night, following the violence that erupted one day earlier in Melbourne.

The rally became violent as some protesters tried to break through police surrounding the venue.

Fans of the alt-right commentator were heckled by more than one hundred protesters as they entered the venue, with police having to stand between the two groups.

Four people were arrested for breaching the peace, one for assaulting a police officer, one for affray and one for not complying with direction.

Earlier on Tuesday, the polarising figure attended a Q&A session at Parliament House in Canberra.

Fights broke out at Mr Yiannopoulos’ event in Melbourne on Monday, with police forced to use pepper spray and arrested multiple people..

The US-based commentator is touring Australia and is due to speak again in Sydney on Wednesday and the Gold Coast later in the week.