Australian Police Arrest Hundreds Of Anti-Lockdown Protesters

Australia has never had anything similar to the bill of rights, though it has been brought up by the elected rulers at times. Many of the states have their own lite versions. Which means the government can run roughshod over the citizens and do pretty much whatever it likes (photo from AP article)

Hundreds arrested, fined during Australia lockdown protests

More than 250 people who were protesting coronavirus lockdowns in Australia were arrested Saturday and many faced fines for defying health orders, authorities said.

At least seven police officers were treated for injuries after skirmishes broke out at some of the protests, which took place in multiple cities nationwide. The largest and most violent protest was in Melbourne. Many were organized by people in encrypted online chat groups.

Sydney has been in lockdown for two months, while Melbourne and the capital, Canberra, went into lockdown earlier this month. Under the rules of the lockdown, people are mostly confined to their homes and have limits placed on their social interactions.

Despite those measures, Sydney’s New South Wales state reported a record 825 new daily community infections on Saturday. Several cities are battling outbreaks of the highly contagious delta variant.

Protestors say the lockdowns should end, but authorities say they are necessary to suppress the spread of the virus and save lives.

In Melbourne, a crowd of about 4,000 mostly unmasked protesters let off flares, yelled and blasted music in the central city. Victoria state police arrested 218 people and issued more than 200 fines, each for more than 5,400 Australian dollars ($3,850).

Despite lockdown, there were 825 Chinese flu infections. Out of a population of 8.2 million. That’s what the government is locking people down over. Is it any wonder people are protesting for freedom?

Let’s be clear: some deserve to be arrested for getting violent. Most of the rest were simply protesting. The basic state of government is tyranny. Control. Look at Germany a few weeks ago

COVID: Berlin court bans anti-lockdown protests

Berlin authorities have banned more than tens of thousands of anti-lockdown protesters demonstrating this weekend.

Judges at the German capital’s administrative court refused to authorize 13 demonstrations, some of which had been organized by the Querdenker (Lateral thinker) anti-lockdown movement.

The ban was upheld by the Berlin-Brandeburg upper administrative court.

Organizers said 22,500 people had registered to take part in one of the rallies.

Court officials said the protests were banned amid fears of a rise in coronavirus infections sparked by the delta variant.

A separate march planned for Sunday has also been forbidden.

If you give a little freedom up to government, they will take lots and lots more. Meanwhile

(NY Post) The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to grant full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, according to a report on Friday.

The New York Times reported that the approval had originally been targeted for Labor Day, but was expedited due the recent surge of the more infectious Delta variant of the virus.

Hopefully that means that more will voluntarily get the vaccine. It also means there will be a lot more mandates coming.

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26 Responses to “Australian Police Arrest Hundreds Of Anti-Lockdown Protesters”

  1. Dana says:

    And this is why the left now want to limit our First Amendment rights. They think, now that they have federal power, that the types of protests in which they participated when the evil Donald Trump was President, they must do everything they can to tamp down any dissent by the commoners.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    We’re beginning to suspect that nuCons don’t understand the “pandemic” concept.

    • Dana says:

      The concerned Mr Dowd wrote:

      We’re beginning to suspect that nuCons don’t understand the “pandemic” concept.

      Here’s the part you don’t understand: we understand disease, but we also know that what the left have proposed for a cure, the drastic curtailment of our constitutional rights, is worse than the disease.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        There is no Constitutional right to spread communicable diseases. In fact, the nation and its citizens frown upon that. The Supreme Court has made it clear that when necessary, orders, policies, statutes and regulations can supersede (temporarily) state and federal Constitutions. And of course all these orders, policies, statutes and regulations can be challenged in state and federal courts. This is America!!

        So a local school board mandating that school children wear masks at school, and/or that their teachers be vaccinated is worse than a children dying of Covid? Most of these children will be white. You can’t believe that.

        What temporary curtailments of your constitutional rights are you most concerned about?

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Rimjob:
          There is no Constitutional right to spread communicable diseases.

          Another “red herring” from the dipshit.
          He’s not very smart.

          Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And Teach should realize that neither Germany or Australia are US states. They do have to abide by the US Constitution.

    In America we can protest just about all we wish. Yes, if you commit arson, commit other crimes, break into buildings that aren’t yours and assault police officers you very well may get arrested, and rightly so. Agreed?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      do NOT abide…

    • Dana says:

      The bi-partisan Mr Dowd wrote:

      Yes, if you commit arson, commit other crimes, break into buildings that aren’t yours and assault police officers you very well may get arrested, and rightly so. Agreed?

      Well, if you break into a Capitol building controlled by Democrats, with a Democratic Administration coming into office, that’s certainly true.

      If you are an idiotic antifa or BLM rioter, it doesn’t seem to have worked out that way.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Mr Dana suggests that the mostly peaceful, mostly white election protesters that stormed the US Capitol were treated more harshly/frequently than the mostly peaceful, mostly Black BLM protesters.

        Is that true?

        (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, according to an Associated Press tally of known arrests across the U.S. The count has grown by the hundreds each day as protesters spilled into the streets and encountered a heavy police presence and curfews that give law enforcement stepped-up arrest powers.

        Los Angeles has had more than a quarter of the national arrests, followed by New York, Dallas and Philadelphia. Many of the arrests have been for low-level offenses such as curfew violations and failure to disperse. Hundreds were arrested on burglary and looting charges.

        No doubt, many charged with curfew violations and failure to disperse have had or will have their cases dismissed.

        But we also have this.

        The Justice Department targeted more than 300 protesters by charging them with federal crimes for their roles during the civil unrest last summer after the murder of George Floyd, according to a new report from The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of Black advocacy groups.

        The report found that more than 90% of federal cases against Black Lives Matter protesters could have been charged in state court — and that in 88% of those cases, the federal charges carried more severe penalties than similar state charges.

        But what is Mr Dana’s point? That whites violently storming the US Capitol, assaulting police officers and damaging federal property should be pardoned while Black Americans violating an arbitrary emergency curfew should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law? What motivates such “thinking”?

        To reiterate, many Americans consider that the attack on the US Capitol intent on disrupting the Constitutionally-mandated certification of the presidential election was a far greater threat to the nation than the BLM protests of police killing Black men. We can disagree.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Guess Rimjob, dipshit that he is, hasn’t got around to reading about all the charges being dropped for all of those BLM/antifa peaceful protesters.

          But ya can’t make a idiot dipshit read.

          Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Guess Porter’s lap-poodle, Anna Lingus, hasn’t gotten around to citing her sources.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    There are, and will be, conflicts between public health policies and absolute license to do as one pleases, that is Public Good vs Individual Liberties.

    Laws regulating seat belts, public tobacco use, child safety seats, restaurant inspections, medicine safety and restrictions, traffic, fluoridated water, chlorinated water, zoning laws, building codes, vaccination requirements for schools, public indecency, public intoxication, air bags, illegal drugs, texting and driving, catalytic converters, water pollution, wetlands, child labor, lead in gasoline, melamine in Chinese dog foods, import inspections, licensing for MDs, RNs, CPAs, DVMs, DDS etc, raiding/destroying meth labs, tailpipe emissions, varmint control, public hazards, attractive nuisance ordinances, local upkeep ordinances, DUI, quarantines, worker safety laws, etc…

    It is not Nazism or fascism for a society to attempt to limit the spread of a pandemic disease, it can be good policy.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob: There are, and will be, conflicts between public health policies and absolute license to do as one pleases, that is Public Good vs Individual Liberties.

      So profound.
      From where’d you copy & paste that, dipshit? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

      Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        I thunk it up all by my ownself! Perhaps Anna Lingus, Porter’s lap-poodle, can try her own thinking https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

    • Kye says:

      It can be good policy if it’s handled as policy and not as some plague panic and tyrannical police state policy over a fukin flu.

      The bubonic plague was one thing but the intense hysteria brought on by “certain political operatives” to use a flu to win an election and to establish a medium to long term anti Freedom control over the populace is not science nor is it medicine, it’s tyranny.

      Sadly we’re confronted with a cabal of insufferable idiots who even when confronted with insurmountable evidence refuse to open their minds one iota.

      There can be only one reason to stubbornly hold onto one’s view totally disregarding any other fact, view, evidence or opinion and that is one’s either a fascist or a communist or a mooslem since only those three ideologies are that rigid and unflappable.

      This is just a taste of what the illegal “president” has wrought SO FAR:

      https://i0.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-assets/2021/08/image005-3-2.png?w=571&ssl=1

      And still The Three Blind Mice will deny it all ever happened and if it did it was someone else fault.

      Why they fear personal Freedom? I’m still waiting for an answer.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Credible evidence, please. What is your single, most reliable and insurmountable piece of evidence? Thanks.

        What personal freedoms of yours are restricted?

        Are you grateful, that with your comorbidities, that you have not contracted Covid-19?

        • Kye says:

          First, I have no intention of rehashing all the evidence we’ve posted here. Secondly, evidence does not need to be “insurmountable” it needs only be compelling and there’s tons of compelling evidence if you’re brave enough and have an open mind to investigate it. OTOH, proof really needs to be insurmountable but only in a legitimate court of law, not a kangaroo court or a show trial.

          My personal freedom of the right to open my business was taken, to hire whom I please, to not cover my face like a thief, to freely assemble where and with whom I choose, my free speech was taken by a fascistic coalition of social media and government, hire the people I want without regard to their race, to not hire people I don’t want because of their race, the choosing of other less qualified than I on contracts due to being White, are the short list of what I and other Americans have lost so far under the thumb of the fascist Uniparty.

          The sorts of people like you Elwood who are drawn to things like fascism have disorganized, chaotic minds and need the structure of religion to focus their energy onto something useful. When religion faded, what replaced it was ideology, which focuses their energy on their fellow citizens, who they see as enemies of their new faith. The same impulses that gave us cathedrals now gives us mobs tearing down statues hoping for some grace and people hating their own race, country and fellow citizens. The idea of CRT or calling everybody a White supremacist is replacing God in your whorish polity.

          This coincides with the fact that western man started getting dumber around the same time that Christianity started to fade. The intellectual history since that point has been about finding a suitable replacement. They and you seem to have settled on communism. The body count suggests we were better off with Christianity but don’t tell the murdering mooslem loving Elwood style leftists, they’ll call you a racist.

          It’s fun to watch the Uniparty in DC acting like whirling Dervish’s because there is a glut of leadership and none of those fascist assholes knows who is in charge. What we do know is it certainly is not the brain dead fake illegal illegitimate leader that’s for sure. More ice cream Junta Joe, we have chocolate chip for ya. Awww did you soil your “presidential” Pampers again?

          It’s also amusing to watch the Three Blind mice reciting CNN’s morning talking points complete with “the word of the day” in unison as if programmed to do so. But that couldn’t be we know they all arrived at the same policy and exact language apart from any interference by their godless handlers. It’s coincidence.

          I am creating a new term: Pathological Leftism. That is the sort of leftism we see in people unwilling to recognize other people have a right to their own opinions, to control their own lives, to self determine their own livelihoods and freely associate with whom they please, control their own bodies and the Freedom to be left alone by the leftists.

          These are the “True Believers” of the radical left like our own Three Blind Mice who never saw a mandate they didn’t like, a show of government force they didn’t back or an anti American idea they didn’t support.

          And yes, they all hate America and we real Patriots.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            We merely requested your most persuasive evidence. Just one piece. If your evidence, judged by you as best, is not persuasive, what is the chance that your collection of “eye-witness” accounts, rumors, and “logical” conclusions will be definitive?

            Evidence is not the plural of anecdote, no matter how many anecdotes you repeat.

            You have a right to your own opinions but you are not immunized against criticism.

            You do not have an unfettered right to conduct business as you please. Business licenses are required. Laws have to be obeyed. If you don’t like the laws you can lobby your representatives to change them. Yes, we have policies where you are not allowed to hire and fire based on race, sex, nationality, religion etc, although as you know it happens all the time anyway. It’s our recollection that taxpayers gave you nearly a million dollars for your troubles, and that you’re currently gaming the systems for 10s of thousands more. Congrats for being an effective crony capitalist and grifter!

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And don’t forget my neighbors, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the ambulance chasing litigators who found their 15 minutes of fame by pointing firearms at the BLM protesters walking past their property! Would a peaceful protester be justified in shooting a man pointing an AR-15 at him? If not, why not?

    The unelected governor of Missouri, Mike Pardons (R-Pyongyang) pardoned the lovely couple. Mr McCloskey is attempting to parlay his notoriety into a Senate seat, running against our disgraced, ejected governor, Eric Greitens (his wife and MO legislators objected to him spanking his nude, bondaged hair stylist) and the neoTrumpist, anti-vaxx, anti-mask AG, Eric Schitt.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Notice Rimjob, dipshit that he is, appears to be into bandage and S&M too.
      Whaddya expect from a kiddy raper? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

      Bwaha! Lolgfy https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Anna Lingus, Porter’s lap-poodle, is mistaken.

        It was ultra-conservative, family values nuGOPher Eric Greitens, former disgraced Gov of Missouri who tied up his girlfriend, whipped her and then blackmailed her to keep quiet about it. Mrs Greitens dumped his perverted ass soon after. But trumpist Greitens, much like his mentor Donnie, thinks Missourians will forget and forgive and send him to DC to abuse other women. He also committed campaign finance violations. He sounds perfect for Missouri.

        And it is drowningpuppies, aka xxxxxx xxxxxxxx, aka Short White Rod, who cannot venture within 1000 feet of a school.

    • Jl says:

      “BLM protesters walking by their property..”. No, they were on their property. But you already knew that…

  6. Elwood says:

    “Let’s be clear: some deserve to be arrested for getting violent.” It’s lucky for America that the author wasn’t around between 1775 and 1783….

    • Professor hale says:

      Elwood, not Jeff.

      I don’t see your point. During the american revolution, rebellion was absolutely against the law and many of the founders knew it and suffered for their disobedience. The percentage of loyal torries was thought yo be around 30%, as well, so plenty of people were “around” with those views back then. The outcome was decided by combat.

      • Elwood says:

        “The outcome was decided by combat.” There, you said it: good men will soon absolutely have to do bad things to stop this madness. Believing that some deserved to be arrested for getting violent just isn’t going to get the job done.

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