In Australia, about 200 people in the state capital Melbourne, Victoria, protested on Saturday, September 5, against quarantine imposed in connection with numerous cases of coronavirus infection with COVID-19, to which the local police responded quite violently. This was reported by Reuters.
Thus, during the protest, about 15 people were detained. And, as the agency writes, the protesters, chanting вЂњfreedomвЂќ and вЂњhuman rights matterвЂќ, we're surrounded by вЂњhordes of policeвЂќ.
It is reported that one person was arrested for attacking the police, the others for violation of quarantine restrictions. Several protesters were also fined.
вЂњIt is not safe, unreasonable, illegal. In fact, people behave absolutely selfishly when they come to protests,вЂќ said Melbourne State Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.
It is noted that in Victoria on Saturday there were 76 new cases of infection and 11 deaths due to COVID-19.
Also in Australia on Saturday rallies against quarantine restrictions in connection with coronavirus took place in Sydney and in Byron Bay (New South Wales), where also now mass meetings are forbidden.
Earlier, the World Health Organization warned of the disaster caused by the lifting of quarantine measures, stating that it fully supports the efforts of the world's countries to restore the economy and open society, but the process must be controlled and safe.