WA vaccine rules: Anti-wax mandate protesters march on Perth police station calling for arrest of Prime Minister Mark McGowan

About 200 people protested outside Perth police station on Monday, demanding action against Western Australia’s stringent new vaccination requirements.

Protesters marched through Northbridge to the police station, calling for the “arrest” of Prime Minister Mark McGowan and an end to mandate restrictions.

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WA’s strict proof-of-vaccination rules take effect Monday, with those who have refused to be vaccinated being denied access to most public venues across the state.

Under the new rules, anyone aged 16 and over who is not double-jabbed will be excluded from all hospitality establishments, including dining at restaurants, caf├ęs, pubs and fast food establishments.

The protesters handed over their own documents demanding the arrest of Mark McGowan and WA Governor Kim Beazley.
The protesters handed over their own documents demanding the arrest of Mark McGowan and WA Governor Kim Beazley. Credit: 7NEWS

Evidence of vaccination is also required for visitors to hospitals and geriatric care facilities, gyms and fitness centers, indoor entertainment venues including play centers, cinemas, zoo, Crown casino, amusement parks and even bottle shops.

The protesters, wearing matching uniforms calling themselves “common law sheriffs”, tried to enter the police station to serve their own documents demanding the arrest of Mr McGowan and WA Governor Kim Beazley.

The dewormed protesters were denied entry and ordered police to let them pass and remove their masks when speaking to them.

“We are public officials in the Commonwealth and we have authority over you,” one woman said.

The police accepted the documents outside the station and issued protesters with a complaint card.

Protesters shout at 7NEWS Perth reporter Geof Parry outside police station.
Protesters shout at 7NEWS Perth reporter Geof Parry outside police station. Credit: 7NEWS

The protest remained peaceful, but some of the participants accused members of the media.

It came just hours after the Mitchell Freeway southbound was halted during rush hour after what is believed to be a small group of anti-vaccine mandate protesters stormed the road.

Protesters stopped traffic on the Mitchell Freeway.
Protesters stopped traffic on the Mitchell Freeway. Credit: Facebook / WA Incidents Alert

Vehicles and protesters blocked traffic across all four lanes for about 10 minutes until they were moved on by police around 8:05 p.m.

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