Inspired by scenes of viral truckie protests in Canada, Australians have joined the movement and are descending upon Canberra.
This piece is in chronological order from latest events to earliest.
As a final update for readers, a number of second wave convoys have reportedly left today from Victoria and other locations today. This has been circulating online. As more people have time to get their affairs in order, we may see this crowd continue to grow as time progresses.
The sun sets on another day..
Graham Hood speaks..
The action has settled down now again after the politicians left the venue.
Here is a look at one camp site on the Northside of the National Library of Australia.
VIDEO: PM leaves dodging protesters..
A front shot of the Prime Minister leaving the area to a unpopular audience. Police move protesters out of the way as his car speeds off.
“Shame on you!”
The group chants at politicians leaving the area, with a wall of police protecting them.
Waiting for PM to leave..
National Press Club..
They’re playing Scott Morrison’s national press club address over the PA system, audible groans ring out every time the word virus is mentioned.
To the PM directly..
CROWDS DESCEND ON CANBERRA
Final update for the day..
By John Larter.
GoFundMe has frozen donations..
GoFundMe has frozen access to more than $160,000 in funds raised by supporters of a convoy of trucks and cars converging on Canberra to protest mandates and public health measures.
Day 1 Drone shot..
As the storm hits, most of the crowd have set up camp. We will be back tomorrow to being you any developments on the events in Canberra. Take a look at this great recap shot from the day:
Told to move on..
‘We’re not leaving!’
Organisers say they are in this for the long haul.
A wild storm appears..
The group demands a representative come out and address the crowd.
Protesters at the doors of Parliament..
A crowd is approaching the front doors of Parliament House in Canberra, chanting “freedom”:
Ethan warned on the latest General Knowledge Podcast for crowds to watch out of any potential activity that could lend the group to be painted as ‘far-right extremists’. #KeepItPeaceful.
Some make it through..
Police try to block parking on the lawn..
Mainstream media are not popular..
Parking on the lawn..
More convoys leave..
ON ROUTE TO CANBERRA
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