Australian Police Break Up Trucker Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination, Lockdowns

Melbourne police have curtailed another protest against lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations after pulling over and fining a group of Australian truck drivers. On the morning of Sept. 28, a convoy of eight trucks were moving slowly at 20 km/h (12.4 m/h) on the Tullamarine Freeway taking up one lane. Several trucks were seen with banners saying “Freedom for Victoria” and “Freedom of Choice” plastered on the side of the vehicle, another had “Free Victoria.” Busloads of police were subsequently transported to Port Melbourne in anticipation of the protest. Authorities eventually pulled the convoy over at around 8:30 a.m. and issued 16 fines for breaching public health orders. The five-lane highway was reduced to two while police broke up the protest, causing morning peak hour traffic to move at a snail’s pace. Truck drivers had originally planned to drive along the West Gate Bridge but later switched to Tullamarine Freeway. “Victoria …

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