Milo Yiannopoulos promoters won’t pay $50,000 Victoria Police bill, by Ede Gardiner.
THE ORGANISER behind controversial Milo Yiannopoulos’ Melbourne event is refusing to cough up $50,000 to cover the cost of police after a violent protest broke out.
Penthouse publisher Damien Costas, the man who organised Milo Yiannopoulos’s tour, told 3AW he had no intention of paying the five-figure bill from Victoria Police, following the Kensington clash.
Mr Costas said he’d already paid the agreed amount of $5000 to $6000. …
“In Melbourne they were talking about a user pays model but a particular sergeant at our head of security we were dealing with said ‘We’d like you to pay for the barriers, bollards etc’.”
“I think the entire thing was about five or $6000.” …
The left caused the violence, so shouldn’t they have to pay?
Supporters of the far-Right figure were involved in violent clashes with left-wing protesters on Monday night in Kensington.
Hundreds of police were called in with some using capsicum spray to subdue rioters.
Mr Costas said the 3000 attendees didn’t do anything wrong rather those uninvited threw rocks.
Police Minister Lisa Neville told the radio station on Wednesday the event’s promoters would have to foot the bill, which would be at least $50,000.
Silly me, the left are also in Government — so their opponents have to pay.
This is like a protection racket: shame if anything should happen to that nice little rally you’re having. And if something does happen, you get to pay for our protection too.