Sunday, October 17, 2021

Anti-Lockdown Protests: Australia Police Arrest Hundreds

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Australia’s police have arrested about 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney during anti-lockdown rallies and several police officers were reportedly injured in clashes with protesters.

Police in Victoria also said six officers were hospitalized during the violence which led to officers being knocked to the ground and trampled upon.

Officers were said to habe also used pepper spray after approximately 700 people managed to gather in parts of Melbourne.

What the police described as illegal gathering comes as the city goes through its sixth lockdown since the pandemic started, with the state of Victoria reporting more than 500 cases of COVID-19.