Annastacia Palaszczuk was the target of a vicious slur from a fired up protestor at an anti-lockdown march in Brisbane.
A large crowd gathered at the Botanic Garden on Saturday as part of a co-ordinated nationwide protest against pandemic laws and vaccine mandates.
During the protest, which was streamed on Facebook by attendee Justin Allen from the Botanic Gardens, a man could be heard yelling ‘hang the b*tch’.
The remark came after announcers asked the crowd what they thought of Ms Palaszczuk.
Brisbane’s CBD was swarming with protestors during the ‘The Worldwide Rally for Freedom’ (pictured) on Saturday
One protestor directed his anger towards the Queensland Premier, stating it was time to ‘hang the b*tch’
Former MP Clive Palmer (pictured) spoke at the rally in Brisbane, telling the crowd not to vote for major political parties at the next election
There were other ugly scenes at the event, including a man toting a noose.
Announcers were seen asking the man clutching the noose to take it back to his car, telling him in no uncertain terms to ‘take that crap down … this is not the place for stuff like that’ before adding ‘we don’t want that crap here.’
The move was widely applauded by the majority of attendees.
Former MP Clive Palmer spoke at the rally in Brisbane, telling the crowd not to vote for major political parties at the next election.
He criticised a number of politicians, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison who he said has ‘abandoned Australia’.
The ugly threat directed at the Queensland Premier comes after local MP Brittany Lauga contacted police this week after she and other members of state parliament received an email with ‘threats of terrorism, extremism and violence’.
‘I understand local doctors have been sent death threats and other threatening letters,’ she wrote on Twitter.
‘I unequivocally condemn these threats of violence, terrorism and extremism.’
Saturday incident in the heart of Brisbane involving the threat to Ms Palaszczuk followed a similar protest in Melbourne this week.
Protestors were seen holding numerous signs in Brisbane’s CBD, one of which read ‘Pfuck Pfizer’ (pictured)
A gallows and noose were strategically placed outside Victorian parliament, with a prop of Premier Daniel Andrews nearby.
Mr Andrews was unimpressed by the stunt and called out the Prime Minister for pandering to extremists.
He told Channel 9 he has been subjected to personal threats, with his wife and kids also caught up in the drama.
Mr Morrison on Friday condemned the protests, but ‘understood’ why scores of protesters were frustrated.
‘I don’t have sympathy for violence, I don’t have sympathy for threats,’ he said.
‘I have sympathy for Australians who have had a gutful of governments telling them what to do over the last two years.’
One protester was seen marching in Melbourne holding a sign that reads: ‘Freedom to choose without discrimination’ (pictured)
The size of the demonstration in Melbourne was matched in Sydney with thousands marching along the streets in the CBD (pictured)
Thousands turned out at protests around the country on Saturday, demanding an end to vaccination mandates (pictured demonstrators in Sydney)
Earlier on Saturday, anti-coronavirus vaccine mandate protests drew large crowds across Australia, with tens of thousands marching through city streets.
The rallies, purportedly part of a global ‘freedom’ movement, were also widely attended in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.
In Melbourne, a crowd began to mass outside Victoria’s parliament before midday and walked to Flagstaff Gardens.
The demonstrators opposed Covid-19 vaccines, mandates and the state’s proposed pandemic laws, which stalled in the upper house this week.
Watched on by police, they chanted ‘kill the bill’ and yelled ‘sack Dan Andrews’ while carrying placards featuring a range of anti-government and anti-vaccine mandate slogans.
The crowd grew to several thousand at the gardens, where a band played John Farnham’s You’re the Voice.
A protester holds a mock-banner of Daniel Andrews dressed in a prison jumpsuit as rallies unfolded in Melbourne
A child was seen holding a flag at the Melbourne CBD Freedom Rally on Saturday
In Sydney, police say about 10,000 protesters marched through the city centre to voice their concerns, while smaller, unauthorised protests also took place at Newtown and Newcastle.
No arrests were made and no infringement notices were issued.
‘Overall, the protests were conducted peacefully with minimal disruption to the community, and I’m pleased to see that the vast majority of people complied with police directions,’ NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell said.
The sound of bagpipes echoed through York St in Sydney’s CBD as a man dressed in white screamed ‘destroy the new world order’ and others chanted ‘walk with us’.
United Australia Party leader and federal MP Craig Kelly addressed the crowd at Martin Place after attending a Melbourne protest last weekend.
‘We will hold every politician and every bureaucrat responsible for forcing injections upon the Australia population,’ he said, drawing chants of ‘sack them all’.