If Australia’s brutal response to lockdown protests was happening elsewhere, hypocritical Canberra would be demanding sanctions
Wednesday September 22, 2021
The world is watching in horror as Covid chaos unfolds on the streets Down Under, with heavy-handed elite police piling in on lockdown protestors using an arsenal of weapons that would be the envy of any authoritarian regime.
The online images are all too familiar: helmeted and masked police in body armour with batons held high, clubbing protestors lying on the ground as incapacitating pepper smoke burns their eyes and chokes their breath.
Meanwhile, mobs of rowdy protestors take over city streets, blocking traffic and disrupting the working week as they throw projectiles at ‘whoop-whooping’ police cars. Mayhem reigns.
But where is it? Burma? Hong Kong? Venezuela? Nope, it’s my home town of Melbourne, Australia.