Today, thousands of Australians took to the streets to protest over draconian COVID lockdown orders.
In some cases, the protests turned extremely violent.
Isn’t that interesting?
This is the second weekend in a row where we’ve seen massive COVID protests in foreign countries.
Last week, we saw protests happen in France.
And today, thousands took to the streets in Australia.
Yet… the Democrat party and the media keep trying to blame President Trump and Republicans for COVID and vaccine hesitancy.
I didn’t realize we also had that much sway in France and Australia…
On a more serious note, take a look at footage from the protests in Australia.
People there are fighting for their rights!
— Wong Do Mein (@wong_do_mein) July 24, 2021
Protestors clashed with police during anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, Australia in defiance of public-health orders amid a growing COVID-19 outbreak https://t.co/ofqHtQTZMg pic.twitter.com/d5vhV096wo
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 24, 2021
JUST IN – Large protests in many cities of Australia, England, France, Italy against Covid restrictions, vaccine passports, and mandatory vaccinations.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 24, 2021
Peaceful anti local down protest in Sydney, Australia. pic.twitter.com/0kxGAb9CVn
— ماك🧢מאק (@beingrealmac) July 24, 2021
NEW 🚨 Scenes from large anti-lockdown protest rally in Sydney, Australia pic.twitter.com/THIKJKXOHK
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) July 24, 2021
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Anti-lockdown protest. pic.twitter.com/tQZGWQRmoT
— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) July 24, 2021
How extreme is the Australian protest?!
Well, keep in mind, Australia has only seen 3 COVID deaths since the pandemic began.
Despite the fact that there have hardly been any deaths, Australia remains on strict lockdown.
Now, the people are beginning to fight back.
Red State confirms that things are “exploding” in Australia”:
As I wrote yesterday, Australian officials have lost their minds in regards to COVID mitigation. We are talking about a nation that has averaged zero deaths from the coronavirus over the last seven days. Yet, because of a small number of cases originating in Sydney, cities are re-entering lockdowns with a demand for three, yes three negative tests to leave one’s house to basic functions.
This kind of irrationality serves no one. Per my piece, the idea that Australia is just uniquely good at lockdowns doesn’t pass muster when you compare them to European nations that took the same path but saw far worse results.
Rather, other explanations likely exist for the low COVID impact in the country. Perhaps it’s because it’s an island with closed borders (unlike, say, the United States or Germany)? Maybe it’s due to Australia’s position on the globe or something to do with their climate aside from just raw temperature numbers? We’ve seen countries in Africa with similar climates also experience little impact from COVID despite having scattered mitigation and few vaccine doses. Or perhaps it’s because those African nations and Australia make heavy use of certain malaria medications we aren’t supposed to talk about?
I’m not claiming to have a definitive answer. What I am saying is that what Australia’s tyrannical leadership is doing makes no sense. You can not lockdown for forever, especially when deaths are quite literally nonexistent and cases are rare. COVID will always be with us, and the vaccines protect against the much-talked-about Delta variant. Setting an impossible standard by which to abuse people is disgusting no matter which government is doing it.
That reality isn’t lost on the citizens of Australia, and things blew up in a big way yesterday. Massive protests and scuffles in Sydney were caught on tape. Here’s one such scene.
This isn’t going to be popular in some circles, even on the right, but I believe there are times where it’s morally justified to push back against the government. What’s going on in Australia is one of those times. In short, the police are the bad guys here, abusing people and beating up women for daring to exercise basic human rights. If this were happening in China, there’s be headlines about it how horrific it is. But because it’s happening in a supposedly civilized, free country, excuses are made instead.
Those chanting “you serve us” are correct, though, no one in the Australian government seems to care about that. In the end, the only way to stop this is to stand up and make it unsustainable for these government officials to keep doing what they are doing. That may be ugly at times and produce videos like this. It may involve disobeying the police and other authorities, but in this case, it’s completely justified.
We don’t know about you, but to our eyes, these protests look MUCH larger than the Democrats’ highly choreographed BLM riots last summer.
These protests in Australia are purely organic.
It’s the people rising up to hold their government accountable.
More incredible footage continues to be posted online every minute:
AUSTRALIA: Authorities are bracing for “chaos” in Melbourne as anti-lockdown demonstrators prepare to take to the streets to protest against the government draconian health measures.
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) July 24, 2021
AUSTRALIA PROTESTS AGAINST EXTREME LOCKDOWNS WITH JUST 3 COVID DEATHS YTD pic.twitter.com/MKXyW8ZUNP
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) July 24, 2021
#Australia | Thousands of people took out anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, demanding an end to the city’s lockdown, which is entering its fifth week. The protests turned violent as protesters threw potted plants and water bottles at police offices@alysonle tells you more pic.twitter.com/I8NzGJzkKh
— WION (@WIONews) July 24, 2021
Huge protests happening in Sydney, Australia as they fight against government mandated vaccinations & lockdowns pic.twitter.com/5MA8uERIAs
— djcalligraphy ™ (@DJcalligraphy) July 24, 2021
Happening in Australia now: Thousands of people in Sydney and Melbourne are ignoring state lockdown orders and flocking to the city to protest. pic.twitter.com/s4dL7RRuiG
— 88Fieri d'essere italiani (@d_essere) July 24, 2021
While many of the videos appear to be “peaceful,” it appears the true nature of these protests is being covered up.
The news continues to report that police are being attacked.
Not only that, but the protests have turned violent many times.
Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters flooded into Australia’s largest cities, some clashing with police, defying stay-at-home orders imposed as the country grapples with resurgent infection rates and a sluggish vaccination program.
Some demonstrators in Sydney were seen hurling bottles and plants — torn from the sidewalk — at police officers, while others chanted “Freedom, freedom” as they marched along Broadway in the city’s central business district. A major rally also took place in Melbourne and other protests were being held nationwide.
More than 50 people were charged with offenses in Sydney, David Elliott, police and emergency services minister for New South Wales, told reporters. “What we saw today were 3,500 very selfish boofheads,” he said, using local slang for fools. “These are the sort of people who are going to prolong this lockdown.”
Millions of Australians, including in Sydney and Melbourne, are currently under lockdown measures as the country grapples with the highly-contagious delta variant and a slow rate of inoculations. Australia has administered enough doses for just 21% of its population, according to the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker, compared with 53% in the U.S. and 62% in the U.K.
Adults in the greater Sydney region should now “seriously consider” using AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine because of the area’s infection rate and constraints on supplies of Pfizer Inc.’s option, the government’s Australian Technical Advisory Group said Saturday.
Australia had last month recommended that only people aged 60 and above should use the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been linked to rare blood clots.
New South Wales reported 163 new cases in the community Saturday, and confirmed the death of a man aged in his 80s in southwest Sydney on Friday. Infections have reached 1,940 cases since the outbreak began in mid-June.
Of course, violence is never the answer.
However, the Australian people are clearly trying to hold their government accountable.
They are under the strictest lockdown since the pandemic began.
And remember, only three people in the entire country have died as a result of COVID.
Even though we live across the world, that sort of lockdown does seem very overreaching to us.