Day 3 of the protests in Melbourne has ended.
The people refused to back down, prompting the golems of the state to go buckwild on all dissenters.
Police in Melbourne, Australia, have reportedly been firing pepper spray and rubber bullets at men, women and children protesting against compulsory coronavirus vaccine passports.
Some of the injuries they have caused are hideous, with at least one person nearly blinded, and a woman of 70 knocked to the floor with a broken hip and pepper sprayed in her face, as ABC News reported.
— Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 (@DarrenPlymouth) September 22, 2021
The main protest occurred at the city’s Shrine of Remembrance.
A riot squad started using the protestors as target practice.
Chaotic scenes erupted around Melbourne’s most famous war memorial this afternoon after police deployed tear gas into a crowd of hundreds, ending a tense stand off.
The scenes come after protesters converged on the Shrine of Remembrance just after 1pm, with many heard chanting “lest we forget”, as protests continued in the city for a third day in a row.
Veterans and police have slammed the protesters for “disrespecting the sanctity” of the memorial.
A flare was set off and explosion-like sounds were heard as protesters ran from the shrine just before 4pm.
Many ran through traffic on a nearby road, where a car crashed into a tram in the chaos.
Police began patrolling the surrounding streets on a Bearcat.
They issued more than 200 arrests following the protest today.
Meanwhile in Australia 🇦🇺
Police fire rubber bullets at people gathering at the Shrine of Remembrance War Memorial in Melbourne to protest against lockdowns.pic.twitter.com/o8O9zyatrS
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 22, 2021
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner, Public Safety & Security Command, Ross Guenther, said some had been arrested for throwing golf balls, tap handles and batteries at police.
Two police officers received head injuries after being hit in the head, while a third was hospitalised with chest pain.
It appeared to be the first time today the protesters had been completely surrounded.
Protesters have been heard chanting “we want peace”.
A few bottles were thrown at officers.
Police picked off some protesters in the crowd and arrested them.
A female protester was dragged out of the crowd while sobbing.
At one point even God Himself joined in on the protest, triggering a magnitude six earthquake for teh lolz.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country’s biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country’s second-largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states.
The quake’s epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10 km (six miles). An aftershock was rated 4.0.
Earthquake in Melbourne here a shop got damaged somewhere in Brunswick St Fitzroy pic.twitter.com/CqDuE0B9q1
— Peter Kalla (@PeterKalla1) September 21, 2021
Images and video footage circulating on social media showed rubble blocking one of Melbourne’s main streets, while people in northern parts of the city said on social media they had lost power and others said they were evacuated from buildings.
Here are some more photos from the day.
12pm Thursday is the point when all construction workers across Victoria are required to have either had their first shot of the experimental gene therapy, or lose their jobs.
If the workers continue to refuse to comply (which seems highly probable), we could be in for quite the ride.