More than 200 people were arrested in Australia on Saturday, August 21, following violent protests against control measures to prevent the spread of Govt-19 in Sydney and Melbourne.
Of the thousands of protesters on the streets of Melbourne this Saturday, more than 200 were arrested by police. The movement, described in a statement by Victoria State Police as “violent and illegal,” injured seven people on the side of police who had to use pepper spray in an attempt to disperse the crowd.
The security system in Sydney was even more important, with 1,500 police officers mobilized and roadblocks set up. Of the 250 protesters in the city, ten were arrested. Other similar struggles took place in Brisbane.
The regulation affects 15 million Australians
The country’s largest cities, including the capital Canberra, will be under control again until the end of September, limited to about two months, as Australian officials announced on Friday. In total, this drastic control measure, which only goes out for an hour a day, currently affects more than 15 million Australians.
In the state of New South Wales, which includes Sydney, 825 new cases were registered in 24 hours this Saturday. A trend that has pushed the Australian government to tighten controls related to the Govt-19 epidemic. He set a target of 70% of vaccinated Australians to ease controls, while only 30% of residents received a double dose.
Since the appearance of Covit-19 in Australia, 42,000 corona virus cases have been identified and 974 deaths are to be regretted, bringing the total population to 25 million.