Thousands of protesters gather in Melbourne chanting ‘kill the bill’ with one carrying a makeshift gallows and noose to rally against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations and Dan Andrew’s proposed pandemic laws
- Angry protestors marched in Melbourne on Saturday opposed to mandatory jabs
- Some activists claimed they are not ‘anti-vax’ but instead are ‘pro-choice’
- Many targeted the premier, some in horror movie masks, one with a fake gallows
Thousands of angry ‘pro choice’ protestors stormed Melbourne streets to demonstrate against mandatory vaccinations and new laws set to be introduced by Daniel Andrews.
The anti-government demonstrators marched through the city shouting ‘kill the bill’ as they carried flags and provocative banners targeting the premier.
Families and young children were among the crowd, which included activists carrying a fake gallows and wearing horror movie masks.
One man’s sign depicted Andrews wearing a Nazi officer’s uniform and cap.
Many of the demonstrators claimed they were not anti-vax, just opposed to Victorians being forced to get vaccinated.
‘Pro-choice’ protestors, including one in a horror movie mask, flooded Melbourne streets displaying protest banners and even a fake gallows to protest the Andrews government on Saturday
Thousands of protestors took to the streets to demonstrate against mandatory vaccinations and new laws set to be introduced by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews
Protestors in Melbourne today carried aggressive messages and signs directed at Victorian premier Dan Andrews
Plenty many others appeared supportive of popular conspiracy theories too.
Some carried obvious anti-vax messages, others attacked major media in their signs, and one man wore an ‘Infowars’ banner as a cape, in reference to discredited extremist Alex Jones.
The law the ‘kill the bill’ signs refers to would give the premier the power to make pandemic ‘declarations’ which could be extended by three-months at a time – for as long as he deemed necessary.
Marchers within the crowd chanted ‘sack Dan Andrews’ and carried signs with the word ‘scum’ above the premier’s image, as they headed for Victorian State Parliament.
The demonstration was organised under the ‘Rise Up Melbourne’ banner and planned in an encrypted Telegram chat group
Many held signs, some of which read ‘coercion is not consent’ and ‘Dan is the virus’.
Other messages included ‘the ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves it children’.
The demonstration was organised under the ‘Rise Up Melbourne’ banner, the Herald Sun reported.
Organisers directed plans via an encrypted Telegram group, instructing marchers to ‘bring signs, megaphones and flag’.
Controversial anti-vax MP Craig Kelly, of the United Australia Party, travelled from Sydney to attend.
Rogue MP Craig Kelly attended and claimed 20,000 were at the Melbourne march. On Friday he posted ‘end the tyranny’ referring to proposed Victorian laws
The pro-choice crowd gathered at the Victorian State Library at noon and headed for the State Parliament building
He encouraged people to attend via Twitter, posting ‘We must stop this tyranny’.
Kelly has also been regularly tweeting during the march, claiming up to 20,000 people were present.
The protest began at State Library at noon and head for the State Parliament.
At one point traffic came to a standstill at Swanston Street.
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