Saturday's Reclaim Australia rally at Federation Square turned violent. Photo: Chris Hopkins
The leader of the Rise Up Australia party has accused left wing groups of "planting" neo-Nazi protesters at Saturday's controversial Reclaim Australia rally at Federation Square.
Danny Nalliah, one of the key speakers at the rally, told Tom Elliott he would not have been a part of the event had he known otherwise.
Photos of a man with a swastika tattooed to his head went viral following the event, leading many to brand the protest racist and fascist.
"The guy who came in was an implant, possibly by the Socialist Alliance," Mr Nalliah said on 3AW Drive.
"Because the guys who organised the rally told every single person for three months that this was going to be a peaceful rally.
"I wouldn't have been a part of it (if it wasn't).
"The guy who came in was followed by cameras."
There were ugly scenes as protesters from both sides pushed, shoved and threw punches.
Mr Nalliah said members of the Socialist Alliance started the physical conflict.
He said 16 rallies took place across Australia and "all of them, except Melbourne" went well.
LISTEN: Danny Nalliah joins Tom Elliott on 3AW Drive