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Australia Thousands of calls dob in 'disgraceful' protesters to police

00:06  26 july  2021
00:06  26 july  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

Angry protesters swamp Melbourne CBD ahead of lockdown

  Angry protesters swamp Melbourne CBD ahead of lockdown Victoria Police are investigating after several protesters flocked to parliament to rally against the coronavirus vaccine and the state's latest lockdown.Victoria Police is investigating after several protesters flocked to Melbourne's CBD ahead of the state's latest lockdown coming into effect.

NSW Police released footage of investigators attending a Belmore home in Sydney's south-west on Sunday, where Kairouz was issued with a penalty infringement notice. He donned a NSW Blues Origin jersey as he spoke to police as a male friend filmed the encounter. Kairouz was issued with a TikTok comedian Jon-Bernard Kairouz was spotted firing up the anti-lockdown protestors in Sydney's CBD on Saturday. Kairouz was filmed at Saturday's protest holding a megaphone and declaring himself 'the people's Premier' as he whipped a crowd of thousands into a frenzy outside Town Hall on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities for the second weekend in a row to protest against health passes and mandatory vaccination for medics. In Paris, rallies ended up in scuffles with police . Elsewhere in Paris, a tense standoff between officers in riot gear and demonstrators ended up in a brief but fierce scuffle that prompted the police to use tear gas. In another incident, a crowd attacked a police motorbike by pelting it with bottles, forcing law enforcement officers to intervene.


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 25: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian removes her face mask to speak during a COVID-19 update and press conference on July 25, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Lockdown restrictions remain in place as NSW continues to record new community COVID-19 cases and work to stop the spread of the highly infectious delta coronavirus strain in the community. Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour require all non-essential retail to close. Businesses can still operate click and collect, takeaway and home delivery. In addition to stay at home orders, residents in the local government areas of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, Cumberland and Liverpool cannot leave their areas for work except for emergency services and healthcare workers. Where those workers do need to leave their local government area for work, they are required to be tested every three days, even if they do not have symptoms. Residents of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong are subject to stay-at-home orders with people are only permitted to leave their homes for essential reasons. Essential reasons include purchasing essential goods, accessing or providing care or healthcare, essential work, education or exercise. Exercise is restricted to within the local government area and no further than 10km from home and with a maximum of two people per group. Browsing in shops is prohibited and only one person per household can leave home for shopping per day. Outdoor public gatherings are limited to two people, while funerals are limited to 10 people only. The restrictions are expected to remain in place until 11:59 pm on Friday 30 July. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams Pool/Getty Images) © 2021 Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 25: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian removes her face mask to speak during a COVID-19 update and press conference on July 25, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Lockdown restrictions remain in place as NSW continues to record new community COVID-19 cases and work to stop the spread of the highly infectious delta coronavirus strain in the community. Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour require all non-essential retail to close. Businesses can still operate click and collect, takeaway and home delivery. In addition to stay at home orders, residents in the local government areas of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, Cumberland and Liverpool cannot leave their areas for work except for emergency services and healthcare workers. Where those workers do need to leave their local government area for work, they are required to be tested every three days, even if they do not have symptoms. Residents of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong are subject to stay-at-home orders with people are only permitted to leave their homes for essential reasons. Essential reasons include purchasing essential goods, accessing or providing care or healthcare, essential work, education or exercise. Exercise is restricted to within the local government area and no further than 10km from home and with a maximum of two people per group. Browsing in shops is prohibited and only one person per household can leave home for shopping per day. Outdoor public gatherings are limited to two people, while funerals are limited to 10 people only. The restrictions are expected to remain in place until 11:59 pm on Friday 30 July. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams Pool/Getty Images)

More than 5,500 reports have been made to police, so far, from concerned members of the public in the wake of violent protests that took place in Sydney's CBD on Saturday.

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at protesters denouncing Thai PM

  Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at protesters denouncing Thai PM Thai police deployed rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon against protesters in Bangkok Sunday as demonstrators defied Covid-19 restrictions to call for Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha's resignation and mark the one-year anniversary of a pro-democracy movement. Authorities also fired rubber bullets and tear gas, according to AFP reporters on the ground. It sent protesters scattering, coughing non-stop as they tried to rinse their eyes with saline solution.By late afternoon, the two sides were standing off as clouds of gas rose in the air. It remains unclear how many were injured.

Police spray demonstrators with pepper spray during a protest against plans for a health pass and mandatory vaccines for all health workers. An injured policeman was treated by emergency services following clashes during protests across France on Saturday. Protesters built up barricades with fences they took from a construction site during a demonstration against the proposed vaccination pass and mandatory jabs for health workers. Riot police with shields and protective gear were deployed in Toulouse on Saturday as thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against a planned health pass.

Thousands of people have gathered at the Trafalgar square in London on Saturday for the so- called ‘Freedom Rally’ to protest the restrictive measures introduced amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The demonstrators flooded almost the entire square, holding placards and banners that read: “No to forced testing” and “No to forced vaccination.” Elsewhere in the UK, protesters went beyond chanting provocative slogans. In Manchester, a group of anti-vaccination activists sought to storm a local Covid-19 testing center, forcing police to deploy additional guards to the facility.

NSW Police Minister David Elliott said that the reports are a "great start" to tracking down everyone involved and repeated his plea for anyone with information to come forward.

"As of this morning 63 individuals have been charged for offences yesterday, 35 have been arrested and 16 are before the courts today," Mr Elliott said yesterday.

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a man wearing a suit and tie: NSW Minister for Police David Elliott © 9News NSW Minister for Police David Elliott

"Overnight, 5,500 people have provided evidence to the NSW Police through Crime Stoppers.

"So, that's a great start to Taskforce Seasoned. My appeal to everybody who has information: please don't give up."

Thousands of people descended on Sydney's CBD on Saturday to protest against COVID-19 vaccinations and the state's lockdown laws.

Angry protesters march against lockdowns

  Angry protesters march against lockdowns Protests against COVID-19 lockdowns are being staged in capital cities around Australia including Sydney, where thousands have marched without masks.Thousands of angry, unmasked people marched from inner Sydney's Victoria Park to Town Hall in the central business district on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of French cities for the second weekend in a row to protest against health passes and mandatory vaccination for medics. In Paris, rallies ended up in scuffles with police . Elsewhere in Paris, a tense standoff between officers in riot gear and demonstrators ended up in a brief but fierce scuffle that prompted the police to use tear gas. In another incident, a crowd attacked a police motorbike by pelting it with bottles, forcing law enforcement officers to intervene.

Named and shamed: Protesters who flooded Sydney's streets for anti-lockdown riots including a wedding photographer who 'attacked a police horse' and a 'wannabe politician' who framed his fine on the wall. Wedding photographers and tradies are among those fined for Covid rallies. Most other charges are for assaulting police , resisting arrest, and breaching public health orders by being there in the first place. One of the more well-known faces charged by police is TikTok star Jon-Bernard Kairouz, 24, who spoke at the protest and took videos before removing them from his social media page.

Marchers started at Victoria Park, Camperdown, where police tried to contain the crowds, but were soon outnumbered.

The group soon left the park and made their way up George Street, where the situation quickly unravelled and turned violent.

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Dozens of people were witnessed assaulting officers, destroying public property, chanting anti-government sentiment and climbing onto shop awnings.

Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon, Metropolitan Field Operations, said that following the calls to Crime Stoppers, over 200 people have so far been identified.

"I'm gratified by the fact that over 5000 reports have been made to Crime Stoppers for members of the public," he said.

"Even more importantly, over 200 people have so far been identified and police are currently following those people up to take appropriate action.

Two men charged after 'striking horses' at protest

  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.

Clashes between police and protesters . Several thousand people, divided into at least three rallies, began demonstrating in the early afternoon in Paris. Mostly made up of ‘yellow vest’ protesters , a first procession set off shortly after 2pm from the Place de la Bastille, bound for the Porte de Champerret. In the Trocadero square several thousand people, rarely masked, gathered at the call of Florian Philippot. "You are thousands ," said the President of the Patriots and former RN No. 2, between two "Marseillaise".

Australian police have already issued hundreds of fines in the wake of mass anti-lockdown rallies, and are looking for more info about the violators, as state leaders condemn protesters for endangering other people’s lives. State Premier Gladys Berejiklian echoed these sentiments, saying she was “absolutely disgusted” by the mass gatherings, and urging anyone who recognized any of the activists to contact police immediately. I’m just so utterly disgusted, disappointed and heartbroken that people don’t consider the safety and wellbeing of their fellow citizens.

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a man wearing a hat: Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon, Metropolitan Field Operations © 9News Deputy Commissioner Mal Lanyon, Metropolitan Field Operations

"That action may range from infringement notices right through to being put before the court on charges."

Deputy Commissioner Lanyon said that the "unprecedented" levels of violence displayed in the city will not be tolerated.

"What we saw was unprecedented violence which is completely unacceptable and disgraceful," he said.

"The fact that police officers and horses were targeted for violence yesterday, is something that we won't take."

Mr Elliott said that those in attendance yesterday have a "moral obligation" to seek a COVID-19 test to minimise the chance of infections as a result of the gathering.

READ MORE: Two men charged with animal cruelty after allegedly punching police horses during Sydney anti-lockdown protests


"What we have said is that anybody that was there yesterday has a moral obligation to self-isolate and be tested until a negative result occurs.

If protesters do not get tested, "it would only take three or four people" to become super-spreaders, he said.

"So, you did the wrong thing yesterday, do the right thing by your families today get tested and isolated," Mr Elliott said.

Berlin Detains 600 Anti-Lockdown Protesters Defying Ban As Police 'Harassed and Attacked' .
"They tried to break through the police cordon and pull out our colleagues. This led to the use of irritants, batons and physical violence," tweeted Berlin police.Police said that protesters "harassed and attacked" officers in the city's Charlottenburg district, according to local news outlet Deutsche Welle.

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