Anti-Lockdown Protest Turns Violent In Sydney [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

Defying a statewide stay-at-home order and a worsening local outbreak driven by the Delta variant, 3,500 mostly maskless protesters clashed with police officers on Saturday in downtown Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The protest, against the city’s month-long lockdown, raised fears of adding to Sydney’s caseload.

“You don’t have to be an epidemiologist to work out that if this is a superspreader event, we can forget about lifting restrictions next week,” David Elliott, the minister for police and emergency services of New South Wales, told reporters.

Officers arrested 57 people with more under investigation, facing hefty fines and penalties. There were also protests in Melbourne and Adelaide, which are under lockdowns, and in Brisbane, where there are no restrictions.

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