The noon protest was organised by groups of freedom fighters as part of a ‘nationwide rally for freedom, peace and human rights’. It is the same group behind July’s major protest.
Please check out our report from across the country.
See Melbourne and Sydney coverage here.
Thousands of protesters have once again gathered in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens to protest COVID-19 to protest the ongoing narrative in the state.
To begin, the crowd connected for an opening ceremony and speeches from speakers on the stage. A number of posters and placards could be seen covering the park:
The group also held a number of signs which read: “end the lockdowns, open borders” and “Don’t believe the Covid-19 hoax pandemic”.
A banner was being flown by a plane above Brisbane with the words “LOCKDOWN INSANITY = CHILD ABUSE”.
Protesters would soon pass Queensland Parliament to begin their march, shouting ‘freedom’ in the direction of the building, before descending through the Brisbane streets:
The streets were full for as far as the eye could see. Brisbane typically has very large turnouts, due to a rich activist network across the state. Let’s not forget that extended restrictions haven’t ever lasted too long in Queensland, yet thousands turn out every time. Another strong showing.
Adelaide was also out in force, with protesters marching down North Terrace, calling for an end to lockdowns and COVID vaccinations and declaring they want freedom.
Roughly 5,000 freedom fighters made their way through the CBD today. This time last month, the region of Adelaide was in harsh lockdown for protests – forcing them to car pool after speeches.
Today, without a cloud in the sky, the Adelaide people were on foot with a purpose!
Protesters gathered for an anti-lockdown protest at the Kings Park war memorial.
While there are few restrictions in WA and the media pleading with activists to reconsider, the rally went ahead this afternoon.
Protesters, flanked by police officers, are carrying signs denouncing lockdown measures and slamming Premier Mark McGowan and his hardline approach to lockdowns and State borders.
Campaigners were heard chanting “do not comply” and “the media is the virus”, while children scampered around protesters carrying anti-vax placards.
Angry demonstrators chanted “tell the truth” after a speaker pointed out a Channel 7 journalist reporting on the rally.
An American Vietnam veteran wearing a sign saying “no forced vax” said he attended the rally to stand up for freedom.
After listening to speakers rallying against lockdowns and arguing COVID-19 was not a deadly disease, the protesters marched downhill to the CBD.
Protesters have also gathered in Darwin, Townsville and other regions.
Other locations are being added.
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