Australia: protests against corona measures – view

Officials in Melbourne alone arrested 218 of the approximately 4,000 demonstrators – most of them without protective masks – by Saturday afternoon (local time) and imposed 236 fines of 5,452 Australian dollars each. Police officers also used pepper spray. Six officers were injured and had to be taken to hospitals.

The head of government of the state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, announced on Saturday that in view of the increasing number of infections, the lockdown that applies to Melbourne would be extended to the entire state. Many people are tired of the restrictions, wrote local media such as the news portal