Sydney cbd protest today live 2021, how many protesters in melbourne

Thousands of people joined a Melbourne anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine rally amid national marches.

Thousands of people have gathered in the heart of Australian cities to demonstrate against COVID-19 limitations, pandemic laws, and vaccine mandates.

The largest protest on Saturday likely to be in Melbourne, where a series of demonstrations against the state's proposed pandemic rules were staged this week.

The bill's opponents contend that it gives Premier Daniel Andrews too much power, while the administration argues that it is critical to maintain enforcing COVID measures, such as mask regulations.

On Saturday, demonstrators marched down Bourke Street and assembled in front of Parliament House.

Sydney also hosted a big rally, with parallel rallies taking place in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Hobart, as well as some smaller areas.

Sydney cbd protest today live 2021, how many protesters in melbourne
On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators marched down Melbourne's Bourke Street in protest of COVID-19 limitations.
On Saturday, Melbourne residents protested against obligatory vaccines and lockdown tactics.
On Saturday, Melbourne residents protested against obligatory vaccines and lockdown tactics.
Attendees at Sydney's 'Freedom Day' event.
Attendees at Sydney's 'Freedom Day' event.

Counter-protests were also held, organized by anti-racism and anti-fascism activists.

A police line was visible during a pro-vaccination event in Melbourne, presumably to keep the two sides apart.

Protesters occupied the front steps of the Victorian parliament this week to demonstrate their opposition to the proposed laws.

On Monday evening, a throng mocked the premier's execution with wooden gallows, while another participant attended an earlier rally with three nooses, an apparent reference to crossbenchers who voted for the law.

According to reports, members of the neo-Nazi movement joined the protests, sparking the counter-rallies.

Protesters in Melbourne carried signs criticizing Premier Daniel Andrews.
Protesters in Melbourne carried signs criticizing Premier Daniel Andrews.
Thousands of people marched through Sydney's central business district.
Thousands of people marched through Sydney's central business district.
On Saturday, Brisbane will host a rally.
On Saturday, Brisbane will host a rally.

Thousands gathered in Sydney's Hyde Park before marching through the city to Martin Place.

Bagpipes boomed across York St as a white-clad guy screamed "kill the new global order" and others chanted "walk with us."

United Australia Party leader and federal member of parliament Craig Kelly addressed the gathering, which included cries of "sack them all."

Clive Palmer, the party's founder, attended the Brisbane event, where a group of men performed the haka.

Police in Adelaide are on hand to oversee the event.
Police in Adelaide are on hand to oversee the event.
Thousands of people assemble in Adelaide, with some carrying Trump flags.
Thousands of people assemble in Adelaide, with some carrying Trump flags.

Victoria Police urged residents to expect travel disruptions throughout the day in the CBD, asking them to exercise patience, take public transportation, and leave additional time for their journey.

Up to 10,000 people attended the Adelaide demonstration, which was addressed by Liberal Senator for South Australia, Alex Antic.

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