July 2 – According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) news website, protests broke out in several Australian cities against the U.S. abortion rights ruling, and thousands of people rushed to the streets to shout in unison.
Protests spread in many cities such as Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. More than 3,000 people gathered outside the National Library of Victoria in Melbourne’s Central Business District to demonstrate. Claudia Shavero said that the protests were joined to protect women’s rights. “For women, access to health care and other rights is very important. The U.S. Supreme Court cannot deprive women of women for any factors such as religion.
Thousands of protesters gathered in the square in the rain in Sydney. Amy Bellinger, the interviewee, said that in order to participate in the protest, she drove five hours from Port Macquarie to Sydney. In Hobart, the parliamentary lawn was crowded with angry people, and many people held slogans. Some people said, “We have gone so far on the road to protecting women’s rights. It is frustrating that we are now stepping back.”
According to the report, in addition to supporting supporters of abortion rights in the United States, the protesters also hope to draw the attention of the Australian government to the issue of female abortion in their country.