Australia Angry protesters swamp Melbourne CBD ahead of lockdown
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Victoria Police is investigating after several protesters flocked to Melbourne's CBD ahead of the state's latest lockdown coming into effect.
Officers were called to Flinders Street Station in the city just after 7pm after reports a large group were marching towards parliament.
The group held up signs which read "Sack Dan Andrews", "A real pandemic needs no advertisement" and "Get off your knees Victoria, this is not a drill, be warned – the weapon is the injection".
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Police say a flare was set off, however no arrests have been made.
The demonstration took place just hours before Victoria entered its fifth lockdown since thebegan.
A lot of Victorians have expressed their frustration at being thrust back into lockdown, less than a month after the last one finished.
But Premier Daniel Andrews says he is also angry, referencing the situation NSW is facing with accusations Premier Gladys Berejiklian left it too late to go into lockdown when the latest NSW outbreak emerged in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
"You only get one chance to go hard and go fast – If you wait, if you hesitate, if you doubt, then you will always be looking back wishing you had done more earlier," Mr Andrews said.
Sydney's Covid outbreak is jeopardising Australia's economic recovery
Sydney's lockdowns are already costing the economy $1billion a week and this is set to get worse the longer the restrictions continue. A bad vaccine 'stroll out' has been blamed for mayhem.The city's south-west is the epicentre of a Covid cluster with 89 new cases of the more contagious Indian Delta variant recorded overnight in New South Wales.
The extreme measures are in place thanks to a growing number of local infections linked to the MCG, which have now spread to over a hundred other exposure sites.
There are now just five essential reasons Victorians are allowed to leave their homes as the state government scrambles to prevent a similar situation tofrom happening.
Reasons Victorians are permitted to leave their home over the next five days include going to work, getting food, exercising, carers responsibilities and getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
While there are concerns thewell past the current July 30 end date, Victoria is hoping their latest lockdown will lift on Tuesday July 20.
Two men charged after 'striking horses' at protest .
The men were arrested at homes overnight after they allegedly struck police horses at an anti-lockdown rally in Sydney's CBD yesterday.Two men have been charged with animal cruelty after they allegedly struck police horses at an anti-COVID lockdown rally in Sydney's CBD yesterday.