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Australia Dozens of protesters line Melbourne dining strip

14:41  23 october  2021
14:41  23 october  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

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  NSW grants for outdoor dining announced NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced the government is offering grants of $5,000 for hospitality venues to improve their alfresco dining as the state opens up. “Importantly, we’re providing $5,000 grants to 5,000 … businesses on a first-in, first serve basis, who want to embrace Alfresco dining, who want to move the inside to the outside,” Mr Perrottet said at a media conference on Thursday. © Provided by Sky News Australia “There’s no reason why this should be something that’s just limited to Europe, we want to have it here in Sydney and right across our state.

Dozens of protesters lined a Melbourne dining strip this afternoon to demonstrate against rules banning unvaccinated people from entering venues and shops.

Many failed to wear masks as they sat on picnic blankets on the Acland Street footpath.

Police monitored the stunt however no arrests were made.

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Dozens of protesters lined a St Kilda dining strip this afternoon to demonstrate against rules banning unvaccinated people from entering venues and shops. © 9News Dozens of protesters lined a St Kilda dining strip this afternoon to demonstrate against rules banning unvaccinated people from entering venues and shops.

Victoria recorded 1750 new COVID-19 cases today and nine more deaths.

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More than 90 per cent of eligible Victorians have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, as Melbourne residents experienced the first weekend out of their sixth lockdown.

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As of October 22, 90.2 per cent of eligible Victorians have had their first dose and 73.1 per cent of eligible residents have had two doses, according to Australian government data.

The state is edging closer towards the 80 per cent fully vaccinated rate, which is expected to trigger more freedoms for residents.

Insulate Britain protesters have ink thrown on them as they block roads in Dartford and west London .
Insulate Britain protesters have had ink thrown over them as they blocked a roundabout near the Dartford Crossing and part of the A40 in west London this morning. © Other Some protesters were left covered in ink It's the latest action by the group, who've also blocked roads in central London and the M25 in recent weeks. © Other Protesters on the A40 in North Acton. Pic: Insulate Britain One protester, with the dye-like substance on his face, said: "It's sad that we have to do this, I hate doing it.

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