'Yes' And 'No' Same Sex Marriage Campaigners Clash Outside Brisbane Church

Debate tensions heat up

'Yes' And 'No' Same Sex Marriage Campaigners Clash Outside Brisbane Church Nine News

Just hours after Australia's High Court ruled the government's same sex marriage plebiscite would go ahead and tensions have already turned ugly, with 'yes' and 'no' campaigners clashing outside a Brisbane church.

'No' campaigners had organised a meeting inside St Michael's Dorrington Catholic Church on Thursday night, but things got heated when a group of 'yes' campaigners, largely from the Nation Union of Students, gathered for a protest outside at the same time.

Media crews captured the clash, showing gay advocates surrounding a car in the church driveway while they chanted "LGBTI, we deserve our equal rights".

Police were called to attend as the situation escalated, but they say no one was arrested. One woman rallying with 'yes' protesters was injured and treated on scene by paramedics.

"[They were] extremely aggressive and particularly violent. I suffered an injury because people drove their cars nearly at full speed into yes campaigners here today. It was extremely scary, extremely irresponsible and the police actually chose to help the people in the cars get through the protestors," the woman told Nine News.

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