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Lidia Thorpe has been forced to the ground by police after she tried to disrupt British trans critic Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull’s speech at the Let Women Speak rally outside Parliament House.

The former Greens turned independent ‘black sovereignty’ movement senator claimed she was ‘pulverised’ by police as she attempted to storm the stage while Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, spoke.

She slammed the decision to let Keen-Minshull, who she referred to as ‘filth’, into the country or to speak on Aboriginal land.

Keen-Minshull has been travelling around Australia addressing protest marches in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart – sparking ferocious counter demonstrations by pro-LGBTQI activists. 

She stood alongside One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts to give a speech at a rally outside Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, that was attended by both trans critics and more than 100 pro-trans protesters. 

Lidia Thorpe (pictured) has attempted to storm the podium during British trans critic Posie Parker's speech for the Let Women Speak rally outside parliament house on Thursday

Lidia Thorpe (pictured) has attempted to storm the podium during British trans critic Posie Parker’s speech for the Let Women Speak rally outside parliament house on Thursday

The former Greens turned independent 'black sovereignty' movement senator was intercepted by police and forced to the ground

The former Greens turned independent ‘black sovereignty’ movement senator was intercepted by police and forced to the ground

Senator Thorpe attempted to storm the stage where Keen-Minshull was speaking before she was intercepted by police and was forced by officers to the ground. 

Ms Thorpe, who was holding an Aboriginal flag during the chaos, quickly crawled away as officers tried to lift her up.

She proceeded to storm off back towards the large group of pro-trans protesters.

As the rain bore down on Canberra, hundreds of anti-Posie protesters inundated Keen-Minshull’s’pro women’ rally, separated on the lawns of Parliament House by two dozen police officers. 

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Protesters antagonized pro-trans demonstrators by holding signs which read ‘tomboys are not boys’, ‘protest the innocence of children’ and ‘libraries are for books, not perversion’.

Slogans include ‘bigots in the bin’, ‘f*** off Posie f**k off’ and ‘you’ve got Nazis on your side’

Some of those gathered told Daily Mail Australia it was the first time they’d protested, spurred primarily by the ‘hateful’ rhetoric of Keen-Minshull in her national tour of Australia this month.

Rain bore down on Canberra as Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull (pictured) spoke outside parliament house for the rally

Rain bore down on Canberra as Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull (pictured) spoke outside parliament house for the rally

Keen-Minshull was joined by One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts at the demonstration

Keen-Minshull was joined by One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts at the demonstration 

More than 100 anti-trans protesters gathered at the rally holding signs that read 'bigots in the bin', 'f*** off Posie f**k off' and 'you've got Nazis on your side'

More than 100 anti-trans protesters gathered at the rally holding signs that read ‘bigots in the bin’, ‘f*** off Posie f**k off’ and ‘you’ve got Nazis on your side’

Simon, 23, said he ‘couldn’t stand by knowing she’s in my city’,  was not even deterred by the Grey skies and pouring rain.

‘A bit symbolic, I think,’ he said.

In the background, those gathered around him chanted ‘f***k off,’ at one stage needing to be held back by police as they attempted to push forward.

On the other side of the lawn, pro-women protesters were jeering and dancing, taunting the crowd as Keen-Minshull spoke about the ‘gender crisis’ occurring in Australia.

‘It’s the next lobotomy scandal except this time we’re doing it to children,’ she claimed.

Her voice was drowned out by the sound of musical instruments and jeers, but those gathered to support her clapped and cheered anyway as she vowed to never stop the fight for women’s rights.

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‘We say the things we’re sometimes scared to say in our real lives without giving a shit about what people say around us,’ she said.

‘I have to have a police bloody escort from the airport because I said women don’t have penises. It’s bloody revolting.’

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson is pictured giving a speech at the Let Women Speak rally

One Nation senator Pauline Hanson is pictured giving a speech at the Let Women Speak rally

Protesters antagonized pro-trans demonstrators by holding signs which read 'protest the innocence of children' and 'libraries are for books, not perversion'

Protesters antagonized pro-trans demonstrators by holding signs which read ‘protest the innocence of children’ and ‘libraries are for books, not perversion’

After Ms Thorpe’s attempted disruption of Keen-Minshull’s speech, the former Greens senator blasted the decision to let the controversial speaker into the country.

‘We do not tolerate this kind of filth being on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country, let alone the nazi support that these people have,’ she said. 

‘They are racist, they are homophobic, they are destroying people’s lives. This country should be ashamed that they even let people like this into this country.’

‘I went to tell her that they are not welcome here, and I got pulversied by the police by simply telling that person that they are not allowed to be here.’ 

‘I’ve been assaulted by the police today as a sovereign Gunnai, Gunditjmara, DjabWurrung woman and the police need to answer for the assault but also this government needs to answer why these people are allowed into the country.’

More to come. 

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