In the country “down under,” protests continue to rock the country amid vaccine mandates, continued lockdowns, and door-to-door “wellness checks” conducted by police to intimidate Australians out of protesting.
However, because protesters have not been deterred in their efforts to make their voices heard, police have begun a severe crackdown on protests against the vaccine mandates occurring across the country. Melbourne police last weekend tackled protesters gathered in a park to protest.
New demonstrations among construction workers began weeks ago due to the temporary shutdown of the construction industry because of outbreaks among employees. The employees were required to have proof of at least one dose of the shot before they would be allowed to continue working last month.
Construction workers took to the streets, chanting “f*** the jab” and “every day,” signaling that they will protest every day until the restrictions are lifted.
Police even arrested many peaceful protestors who sat in a field to demonstrate against the restrictions and lockdowns.
The restrictions are not only affecting the construction industry, but they are also affecting small businesses across Australia. Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., recently condemned the situation.
“Look at what’s going on in Australia right now, you know, they’re enforcing, after a year-and-a-half, they’re still enforcing lockdowns by the military – and that’s not a free country,” he said. “That’s not a free country at all.”
The governor also compared the situation to Hong Kong, suggesting the last time we saw anything like this, the CCP had taken control of the territory and made it illegal to speak out against the government or protest.
Lockdowns in Australia are to continue until at least 70 percent of people 16 and older are vaccinated which isn’t projected to happen until late October or early November.