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    Around 200 people gathered on Saturday in the northern Eltham district of the Australian city of Melbourne to welcome a group of Syrian refugees, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 120 Syrian refugees will be accommodated in a former aged care facility of St Vincent's Health under the government’s program of accepting 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, the ABC News media outlet reported.

    The group rallied through Eltham with posters saying "Welcome refugees."

    Another group of 150 people staged an anti-immigration rally holding signs "No refugees in aged care."

    Police kept participants of the rallies separate. There are no reports about incidents linked to the demonstrations.

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