Protesters have swarmed in Melbourne shopping malls gathering against Victoria’s lockdown and vaccination rules.
Meetings were held in the Campbellfield Plaza car park and The Glen Shopping Center car park on Saturday protesting against mandatory vaccines and lockdown.
Police quickly entered and made serval arrests.
Protesters swarmed in Melbourne shopping malls (pictured) before police held on to the demonstrations
Anti-wax protesters held signs in the mall’s parking lots (pictured)
Protesters swarmed Campbellfield Plaza and The Glen Shopping Center (pictured)
The police attended the protests (pictured) and made several arrests
Police were seen checking IDs at the protests (picture)
A police presence was quickly seen during the protests (pictured)
Several arrests were made by police (photo: police check IDs for protesters)
Many protesters held up signs for passing traffic (pictured)
Small groups of protesters wore matching white t-shirts that read ‘reclaim the line’ (pictured)
Arrests were made near Glen Shopping Center (pictured)
Protesters gathered against lockdown and mandatory vaccines (pictured)
The police spoke with protesters at the planned anti-vaccination meeting at Campbellfield Plaza (pictured)
A nurse was present at the rallies, in which they said the group was ‘optional’ and not anti-wax
Other protesters wore white shirts that read ‘Nurse coercion is not informed consent’ (pictured)
The protesters were asked to ‘wear white to unite’ (pictured)
Two other locations were announced Saturday to try to avoid police presence
The road demonstration began around noon and was organized through encrypted messages in Telegram
The venues of the conventions were shared on an encrypted Telegram group with close to 8000 subscribers who could see the message.
‘If you need an apology, act within your 15 km,’ the post said.
Rallies were called ‘Rise Up! Melbourne Rally.
Those who took part in the protest were asked to park in or near the parking lots to intervene.
The police attended the protests and controlled IDs at Campbellfield Plaza.
Some protesters wore matching shirts that read ‘Nurse coercion is not informed consent’ and ‘#ReclaimTheLine’.
Many kept signs for passing traffic.
Protesters held up signs for passing traffic with organizers calling them ‘road rebels’ (pictured)
There were 1,965 new cases of Covid registered in Victoria on Saturday when the protests took place (pictured)
Rallies were held in the Campbellfield Plaza car park and The Glen Shopping Center car park (pictured)
A large police presence was seen at the protests (pictured), where officers checked IDs
Police made several arrests during the day (pictured)
The demonstration began around noon, with police showing up shortly after (pictured)
Arrests were made during the summonses (pictured)
Police checked the demonstrators IDs (pictured)
The road demonstration began around noon, when ‘the rebels by the roads’ were urged to ‘wear white to unite’ in the Telegram messages.
Two new locations were organized by protesters to try to escape police at Eastland Shopping Center and Epping Plaza.
A nurse who participated in the Campfield protest and wishes to remain anonymous told the Herald Sun that the group is ‘optional’ and that she is not an anti-waxxer.
There was a large police presence at the protests (pictured) as previous protests in Melbourne have become violent and unruly
Protesters were notified via an encrypted Telegram message to ‘wear white to unite’ (pictured)
Over 8000 people had subscribed to and could see the encrypted Telegram messages that organized the protests (pictured)
One protester claimed that the group was not anti-wax but ‘pro-choice’
84.67 percent of eligible Victorians have received their first dose of the vaccine (image: police arrest at rallies)
56.57 percent of the eligible population is double-waxed (pictured: protesters clash with police)
‘I have been a nurse for more than 39 years,’ the woman said.
‘Both my children are vaccinated, I’m not an anti-waxer.’
‘That way (the government) is pushing the vaccine on people – it’s coercion and it’s not right.’
This follows 1,965 new cases of covid registered in Victoria on Saturday, with 5 deaths reported.
84.67 percent of Victorians have had their first dose of the vaccine, while 56.57 percent are double-waxed.
Protesters created signs waving to passing traffic called ‘road rioters’ (pictured)
The police cared at the protesters (pictured), of which the majority did not violate
5 deaths were recorded in Victoria on Saturday as protests continued (pictured)
Some protesters clashed with police (pictured)