Anti-lockdown protests in Sydney and Melbourne

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Huge protests were held in the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne against the lockdown imposed on these two cities after they entered its sixth lockdown on 5 August.

Thousands of police officers have been deployed at road checkpoints to counter anti-lockdown protests in Sydney and Melbourne and prevent the march from going ahead, as Australia grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases.

Australia recorded 1,882 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, along with seven death cases in the latest 24-hour period, as it fights an outbreak of the Delta variant of coronavirus.

About 700 people managed to gather in parts of Melbourne and 235 have been arrested.

 

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