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Protests are erupting this week in Melbourne, Australia over excessive lockdowns and vax mandates. As Church Militant's Trey Blanton reports, included among the protesters are construction workers who want to make a living.
Police crackdowns are turning the Land Down Under into a totalitarian state, as lines become sharply divided between those allowed to work and those who can't.
Police officer: "At the end of the day, I agree with you."
Protester: "Then why are you standing on this side and not with us?"
Police officer: "Because that's what I get paid to do."
Protester: "So you agree with me, but you get paid to do that, so you stand on that side?"
Marxist-socialist media responded by referring to protesters as "anti-vaccine" and "extreme-Right" groups. Construction workers in the state of Victoria protested against their union, however, because job sites are operating at 25% capacity while their neighbors in New South Wales will start working at 100% next week.
Union boss John Setka told his construction workers to stop protesting the vaccine mandates and go home.
John Setka: "You can't reason with some of these people. I actually went out on Monday and tried to talk and reason to some of these people. ... But, I mean, I just got drowned out by some of these other morons."
Father Bob Maguire, a Catholic priest renowned for his charitable work with the homeless, spoke out against the lockdowns.
Father Bob Maguire:
They've not only got a complaint with the loss of jobs and being put off and all that kind of thing, and they've not only got to put up with COVID-19. They've got to put up with a sense of frustration and their emotional health, ladies and gentlemen, is at risk.
If people refuse to stand up to tyranny now, those willing to go along with unjust restrictions will have no problem putting their conscience aside to suppress your rights.
Hundreds of protesters have been arrested so far this week in Melbourne, which, this year, was counted among the top 10 safest cities in the world according to the Safe Cities Index.