"I haven't had the jab. I don't intend to have the jab. I'm not putting that sh*t in my body."
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Protesters in major cities around Australia gathered on Sunday in defiance of vaccine mandates and the government’s pandemic response.
Thousands of protestors have turned out in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and on the Gold Coast in defiance of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine mandates.
More than 1,000 carrying signs and flags gathered outside Melbourne’s state parliament before walking down Bourke Street to Carlton Gardens.
Protesters were shouting “sack Dan Andrews”, “free Victoria” and “my body, my choice” as they walked in protest of the vaccine mandates.
Crap chooks from the media would have you believe these are all unvaccinated people
There was chaotic scenes in the Melbourne CBD as the protest clashed with the Melbourne marathon with both events causing road closures.
“These mandates need to stop, they need to let people get back to work,” a woman at the protest told ABC News.
In Victoria vaccines are required for entry into most venues and workplaces with the latest data from Victoria Health says 92 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over are now fully vaccinated.
In Sydney, protestors turned out in Hyde Park in opposition of vaccine mandates for the entertainment, creative arts and healthcare industries.
Protestors were beating drums and blowing whistles as they marched from Hyde Park to Prince Alfred Park where a stage was set up with speakers and live music.
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