/ 23 September 2021

Hundreds gather again to protest in Melbourne

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

If an earthquake wasn’t shaking up Melbourne enough yesterday, about 400 protesters were back on the streets for day 3. More than 200 were arrested, and 2 police officers were injured during another tense day in the CBD. Police say demonstrators threw flares, golf balls, tap handles and batteries at police officers, and there were reports of authorities using rubber bullets again to disperse those who gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance – something the RSL’s not happy about. As for who was involved, Deputy Police Commissioner Ross Guenther said that there “weren’t as many tradies from what we could see, and we took that as a real positive.” Reports say many were holding anti-lockdown signs and shouting anti-vaxx messages. Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday slammed the unrest as “appalling”. Police are prepared for more action today. 

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