August 21st, local time 21st, a number of cities across Australia broke out anti-“city closure” protests, more than 250 people were arrested.
Protests in Melbourne were the largest and most violent, according to the Associated Press. On the same day, about 4,000 protesters took to the streets without masks, firing flares and chanting slogans in the city centre.
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Australia Victoria Lockdown So far, Victoria Police have arrested 218 people and issued more than 200 tickets, with a single fine of more than A$5,400.
Reported that despite anti-pandemic measures across Australia, New South Wales on the 21st reported 832 confirmed cases of coronavirus pandemic, the largest increase since the outbreak. Protesters say the lockdown should end, but local authorities say it is necessary to curb the spread of the virus and save lives.