Bizarre moment protests break out against Australia’s lockdown in London – even though the country’s biggest state is days from getting out
- International rallies against Australia’s lockdown continued with London protest
- Dozens gathered outside Australia House building in central London Sunday
- Demonstrations to ‘Save Australia’ were followed by similar rallies in New York
International rallies against Australia’s lockdowns and hard borders have continued with protesters gathering outside the country’s flagship building in the heart of London.
Dozens of people attended Australia House in The Strand in central London at the weekend to demonstrate against the country’s ongoing lockdowns, with John Farnham’s iconic anthem You’re The Voice blasting through speakers.
The rallies come just days before the country’s most populated state, NSW, is set to break out of its 100+ day stay-at-home order, with Victoria weeks off hitting their own 70 per cent vaccination milestone.
International rallies against Australia’s lockdowns and hard borders have continued with protesters gathering outside the country’s flagship building in the heart of London
Dozens of people attended Australia House in The Strand in central London on the weekend to demonstrate against the country’s ongoing lockdowns
Londoners were locked down for 201 days throughout the pandemic, the fourth-longest in the world behind Melbourne, Buenos Aires and Dublin.
On Sunday, dozens gathered outside Australia House to continue to push an anti-lockdown agenda, which was followed days later by a similar rally in New York City.
The international movement under the ‘Save Australia’ mantra has seen protesters flood the streets opposing the country’s ongoing restrictions while the rest of the world returns to a sense of normalcy.
Footage from London shows people with British accents arguing with police over human rights.
Several British protesters holding Australian flags attempted to block traffic on the main road in The Strand, while others stuck posters of support on the building.
One sign read ‘jail Dan Andrews’ referring to Victoria’s premier who has overseen the longest lockdown in the world.
One sign read ‘jail Dan Andrews’ referring to Victoria’s premier who has overseen the longest lockdown in the world
Protesters were met by police outside the Australian High Commission building on the weekend, objecting to Australia’s lockdown laws
The rallies were accompanied by similar demonstrations in New York, with people marching down its iconic streets with messages of support for locked down Aussies.
‘What’s going on in Australia is not just going to be Australia. So when it shows up on our doorstep, we’re going to punch it in the f**king teeth,’ a man with a loudspeaker announced during the New York demonstration.
The timing of the rallies coincides with an accelerated vaccine roll-out across Australia – with more than 90 per cent of adults having received a single dose.
NSW will come out of lockdown on Monday October 11, authorities confirmed.
Victoria, the other locked down Australian state, will hit its 70 per cent threshold in the final week of October, which will see the entire country free from the stay-at-home orders.
International travel is also set to resume in November, with an easing of the hard border and hotel quarantine system.
States are set to open borders to one another after hitting 80 per cent vaccination, with Queensland and Western Australia the only defiant states set to drag their feet over re-joining the rest of the country.
Melbourne is the most locked down city on earth, ahead of Buenos Aires, Dublin and London