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More than 150 people have been arrested in protests against the lockdown in Australia and New Zealand

More than 150 people have been arrested in protests against the lockdown in Australia and New Zealand

File photo: Protesters in Melbourne, Australia, oppose the slowdown on the spread of corona virus disease (COVID-19) on August 5, 2021. Image AAP / Daniel Pocket

At least 135 people were arrested Tuesday in Sydney, the epicenter of the third wave of COVID-19 in Australia, for taking part in small “peaceful” street protests against locking operations in other parts of the country. Imposed by a corona virus outbreak.

The 69 demonstrations Integrated through social networks In front of the New South Wales State Parliament located in Sydney, In the local councils of this city, according to the report of the police of this jurisdiction.

Other groups also gathered, many of them No masks, In other parts of the state New South Wales, As well as in neighboring states Queensland and Victoria, According to videos posted on social media.

Demonstrations were initially, individually, organized by lorries Resistance to compulsory vaccination Essential workers spreading the Govt-19 in Sydney and moving between New South Wales and the neighboring state of Queensland.

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EFE / EPA / RUSSELL FREEMAN

These street protests took place after a recent incident Protests in late July and mid-August attracted thousands of people in Sydney and MelbourneThere was an argument with the police.

Australia is struggling Delta variation was detected in Sydney, Which forced the city and its surrounding communities to close on June 26, and gradually into other parts of New South Wales.

The most populous jurisdiction in Australia said this Tuesday 1,164 local infections and three deathsMost of them are in Sydney. More than 18,000 active cases have accumulated since the outbreak.

A bicycle delivery crosses an empty street in the quiet city center on August 31, 2021 during a bicycle delivery courier lock to slow the spread of corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia.
A bicycle delivery crosses an empty street in the quiet city center on August 31, 2021 during a bicycle delivery courier lock to slow the spread of corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia.

On your side, Victoria, 76 reported community infections, Plans to announce this week Extension of your imprisonment, The Australian Capital Territory, with Covit-19 with thirteen patients, extended it to two more weeks.

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Australia, accumulates more 53,500 and 1,005 died, Has managed Complete the Govt-19 vaccination schedule for less than 35% of its adults Aiming to re-open international borders that closed in March 2020, 80 percent are vaccinated.

For its part, New Zealand police on Tuesday arrested 19 people who had taken part in various protests across the country over the rejection of prison sentences imposed for the COVID-19 eruption since last August 17th..

Police disbanded the ten concentrations that had taken place before Government buildings in various parts of New Zealand, The city of Auckland, the epicenter of the COVID-19 eruption, and 49 local infections were reported on Tuesday.

“Although struggles are characteristic of a well-functioning democracy, The police have a very low tolerance for anyone who deliberately ignores the restrictions in this current situationAccording to a report by the New Zealand Police.

Arrests occurred Violates movement and assembly restrictions imposed to control Govt-19Police explained.

Demonstrations will take place Last day imprisonment for almost all countries except the 1.6 million people of Auckland They should be two weeks below the maximum level 4 due to the Govit-19 eruption.

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New Zealand, viz One of the developed countries with the slowest vaccination rateRecognized around the world for effectively managing the epidemic, it involves closing its borders and carrying out difficult and early imprisonment.

The country has managed Complete schedule of corona virus vaccination for approximately 1.2 million adults It has more than 5 million people and plans to complete its vaccination campaign by the end of the year.

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Since the onset of the epidemic, the sea country has recorded More than 3,200 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths, Which includes more than 600 active infections in the community.

(With information from EFE)

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