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WATCH 1000’s protest towards racism in Australia, defying govt pleas to not rally throughout Covid-19 outbreak

WATCH thousands protest against racism in Australia, defying govt pleas not to rally during Covid-19 outbreak

Giant anti-racism protests continued throughout Australian cities regardless of recommendation from the federal government to keep away from mass gatherings. The prime minister earlier mentioned that protesters needs to be charged for violating public well being orders.

Demonstrators held indicators saying “Black Lives Issues” and “No Justice, No Peace,” denouncing racism and drawing consideration to police violence towards blacks and indigenous folks. Some marched carrying Australian Aboriginal flags.

Round 7,000 confirmed up for a rally in Perth, with many following social distancing guidelines whereas staying meters away from one another. Hand sanitizers and greater than 10,000 masks had been obtainable on the venue.

Smaller rallies and marches additionally happened in Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane and different cities throughout the nation.

Demonstrations had been held regardless of robust recommendation from the federal government and well being officers to keep away from massive gatherings in an effort to forestall the unfold of Covid-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison beforehand referred to as mass protests in the midst of the outbreak “completely unacceptable,” and mentioned that protesters needs to be charged in the event that they attend rallies in violation of public well being orders.

On Saturday, the nation’s most populous state New South Wales reported its first locally-transmitted case of the coronavirus since late Might, elevating considerations of a second wave of infections. Australia has had a comparatively small variety of confirmed Covid-19 circumstances – 7,302 – and 102 deaths.

Anti-racism protests all over the world had been triggered by the loss of life of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died by the hands of a white police officer within the US.

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