The founder of the far-right “Proud Boys” group was denied a visa to tour Australia after failing the character test, ABC News Australia reported Friday.
Provocateur Gavin McInnes applied for a visa to visit the country next year for “The Deplorables” tour, a speaking tour with U.K. far-right activist Tommy Robinson.
He was reportedly notified several weeks ago that his visa was denied because he was found to be of bad character. The window for him to appeal the Home Affairs Department’s decision closed on Friday, ABC News Australia reported.
Immigration Minister David Coleman reportedly banned McInnes from traveling to the country out of fear his presence would promote violence.