An enormous crowd marched by means of Melbourne to protest the vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds
1000’s of maskless demonstrators took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday to decry the Australian authorities’s choice to greenlight Covid-19 vaccines for youngsters as younger as 5.
Regardless of the wet climate, the ‘Save Our Kids’ protest attracted an enormous crowd within the central enterprise district within the capital of the state of Victoria.
Individuals arrived exterior the closely guarded Parliament Home to specific their outrage over the vaccination of youngsters, which kicks off throughout Australia on Monday.
Demonstrators carried indicators studying: “Depart our youngsters alone,” “Arms off our children,” and “Cease poisoning our youngsters.”
They then marched from the parliament constructing to Alexandra Gardens, chanting: “Save our youngsters” and “No extra mandates” to the sound of drums.
At present Regardless of heavy rain in Melbourne, Australia, folks nonetheless exit to protest in opposition to the tyranny of Covid, flags of many international locations in the identical battle in opposition to the federal government pic.twitter.com/OzFBDc777q
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Nearly nobody within the crowd was sporting a masks; some protesters even provided free hugs to others.
The rally went on peacefully. Legislation enforcement stated the “extremely seen police presence” prompted the protesters to chorus from any provocative actions.
The Australian authorities permitted Covid pictures for these aged 5 to 11 years previous final month, saying the immunization drive will start on January 10. The kids will obtain two pictures eight weeks aside, and the doses will probably be one-third of what these over 12 obtain.
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Well being Minister Greg Hunt stated Australia has sufficient vaccines for the two.3 million kids within the age group, regardless of earlier considerations that there wouldn’t be sufficient. “Three million doses [will be] obtainable over January and two million over the course of the subsequent two weeks,” he stated.
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