Melbourne anti-vaxx protesters swarm police station

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Protesters have once again taken to the streets in Australia, demanding freedom from the pandemic and declaring their opposition to vaccine mandates.

Protestors again converged in Melbourne's CBD on Saturday to show their opposition to any Covid restrictions, despite them mostly being wound back, and calling for "the right to choose".

Videos taken at the protest show attendees chanting "no vaccine passport".

"Wake up, tyranny is here," one sign said.

Dotted throughout the crowd was the Eureka Stockade Flag which has been embraced by right-wing groups in recent years.   

People took to Melbourne's streets again to protest vaccine passports. Source: Twitter - @Brucekoalaandco/@reignitedemaust
People took to Melbourne's streets again to protest vaccine passports. Source: Twitter - @Brucekoalaandco/@reignitedemaust

Protesters chanted "save our children" as they marched through Melbourne, another mantra of online conspiracy group QAnon.

According to the Herald Sun, protesters met at Parliament House at midday before later surrounding Melbourne West Police Station.

One protester went into the police station to serve officers with paper work, the Herald Sun reported. It is unclear why. 

Victoria Police confirmed no arrests were made on Saturday in relation to the protests.

This morning the state reported 1,504 new cases of Covid-19, with all but five being locally-acquired.

Protesters gathered outside a police station. Source: Twitter/@Supersec_Au
Protesters gather outside a Melbourne police station. Source: Twitter/@Supersec_Au

Victoria slightly eased covid restrictions during the week, with vaccine mandates being scrapped in several settings, but masks are still compulsory in retail stores.

Shoppers no longer need to prove they are vaccinated to visit non-essential retail outlets, places of worship, weddings, funerals, and real estate inspections and auctions.

In Victoria, 92 per cent of people aged over 12-years-old are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Saturday was the first time during the pandemic that Australia surpassed over 4,000 cases reported nationwide in a single day.

with AAP

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