Three people charged after anti-vaccination rally in North Queensland
An anti-vaccination protester has been charged with seriously assaulting a police officer, while two others have been charged with obstructing police, after a protest in Mackay.
They have been given bail to appear in court in MarchQueensland Police say they were notified of an unauthorised rally at a local shopping centre on Matsura Drive about 11am.Anti-vaccination groups posted about the confrontation on social media app Telegram.
SuppliedChants of "let him go" were heard as police were seen taking a man into custody.A 52-year-old man was charged with obstructing police.The spokesperson would not comment on whether any of those arrested had tested positive to COVID-19.Read more: ABC News »
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They need to be classed as terrorists. Nurses do not deserve to be abused by morons having a dummy spit. Every politician needs to state unequivocally that they condemn this behaviour. No caveats. No excuses. auspol covidnsw covid19aus freedumb warriors dont know obesity is an underlying condition when covid deaths are mentioned
CGWJS54139911 Good Only 3? qldhealth Please bill the protestors for services rendered in the event of them acquiring COVID. It's my right not to pay for their stupidity. What fools. Lord forgive them for they know not what they do 😂😂😂 Headline should read “3 people, sharing 1 chromosome, charged after….”
Anti vaxers have left the heavy lifting to others to stop this pandemic. We call people like that bludgers. Most anti vaxers have enjoyed a great life free from a host of diseases thanks to mandatory vaccines. W⚓️s. Three people have been arrested after an anti-vaccination rally in Mackay. What I find galling is that this low-life was wearing the Eureka Flag, which is 'not' appropriate.
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DNA link helps police catch alleged north shore rapistUjwal Shrestha, 25, was arrested at his Cremorne apartment by detectives from Strike Force Functional on Friday morning.
Looking at the t-shirts I thought they were CMFEU members then I took a closer look no they aren’t. Palmer sheep are so easily fleeced Health First and Stay Safe by choosing Vaccines, Distancing, Mask, Ratts, Clean Fresh Air, and your Common Sense. Should rename it anti intelligence rally Only three? The 5%
Tragic Choices. Consequences. Love it how these freedom promoter like to force there own brand on others ,and to hassle nurses doing their jobs . these grubs need to be given a taste of no freedom called jail Are you saying that ppl are not allowed to express their opinion in this country?
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Don't these dip sticks know, they don't have to get the jab if they choose not to. But they shouldn't go to hospital if they fall gravely ill to COVID. After all, they clearly don't believe in SCIENCE to which HOSPITALS ARE BASED ON🤦 The pigs are the virus FECless? Only three? Do they want the virus? Those Palmer ads on YouTube are taken literally by some vulnerable people.
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An anti-vaccination protester has been charged with seriously assaulting a police officer, while two others have been charged with obstructing police, after a protest in North Queensland.to save articles for later.Share Sunday night, October 12, 2008.Both North Melbourne and GWS will be looking to turn things around after recent losses when the two lock horns at Arden Street at 1:10pm AEDT.
Key points: Three people have been arrested after an anti-vaccination rally in Mackay They have been given bail to appear in court in March Police are continuing to investigate the protest The so-called "freedom march" was organised for the Bluewater Quay park in Mackay on Saturday morning, but a group of protesters split off from the main group, marching to and through the nearby Caneland Central shopping centre. Queensland Police say they were notified of an unauthorised rally at a local shopping centre on Matsura Drive about 11am. Ujwal Shrestha, 25, was arrested at his Cremorne apartment by detectives from Strike Force Functional on Friday morning, then taken to Chatswood police station where he was charged with two counts of taking a person with the intention of committing a serious indictable offence, two counts of sexually touching another person without consent, and carrying out a sexual act with another without consent. "As officers approached the centre to assist security personnel, it will be alleged they were assaulted by a number of protesters," a Queensland Police Service (QPS) spokesperson said. While things may have looked normal on the surface – lunches were made for the kids the next day and bags were packed – there was a gnawing feeling growing in my stomach about the Monday market open. "Three men were arrested and charged and each has been bailed to appear in court in March. Credit: NSW Police Detectives began investigating a number of sexual offences on the North Shore with a similar modus operandi, and late last year used DNA to link two alleged offences." Anti-vaccination groups posted about the confrontation on social media app Telegram.
Protesters were wearing shirts with various slogans on them. “Investigations under Strike Force Functional are continuing. At the 11th hour, the Australian government came out on that Sunday night and and increase confidence so that they could continue to do business. ( Supplied ) Video footage shared online shows police and security blocking the entrance to the shopping centre from at least 100 protesters. Chants of "let him go" were heard as police were seen taking a man into custody. The Morning Edition newsletter is our guide to the day’s most important and interesting stories, analysis and insights. A 59-year-old man was charged with the serious assault of a police officer, obstructing police and public nuisance. It was truly the blackest of black swans. A 38-year-old man was charged with obstructing police and public nuisance, and fined for failing to comply with a COVID-19 public health direction.
A 52-year-old man was charged with obstructing police. All three will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court in March. What will 2022 bring? As we assess this uncertainty, the only thing I know for sure is that it will not be the last time we’ll find ourselves in this position. "Investigations continue with CCTV and police body-worn camera footage to be reviewed," the police spokesperson said. The spokesperson would not comment on whether any of those arrested had tested positive to COVID-19. "We note there is widespread community transmission at the moment," they said. We brainstormed all sorts of possible scenarios and worked through potential solutions.
"We have procedures in place to mitigate risk to our members in relation to the ongoing pandemic including vaccinations, PPE [personal protective equipment] and testing. "Those who attend protests are reminded of restrictions and requirements associated with COVID-19. Those who deliberately and recklessly ignore the CHO [Chief Health Officer] directions could face fines. When the path forward is unclear, there can be much to gain from considering different viewpoints." 'Mini brawls': shopkeeper A shopkeeper, who works in a store close to where the protest happened, said she briefly feared for her safety. "Little, mini brawls were happening between the public and protesters," she said.
"The protesters made it all the way down to the pop-up immunisation clinic in the centre. In addition, family and my support network were key at this time. "They tore shreds off [verbally] the nurses that were there … those poor nurses really copped it." Find more local news Tell us your location and find more local ABC News and information 'Not going to storm the police station' Rally organiser Christine Keys spoke to the crowd at the Bluewater Quay soon after the shopping centre incident. "Every single thing that we do is going to be peaceful," she said in a video livestreamed on the rally's social media account. Even if we are unsure about the decision, we should never be unsure about how to deliver the message – with honesty and transparency. "We are not going to storm the police station, we aren't going to lower our standards.
"We can be loud and proud and march through the streets, but we are not going to become lawless, aggressive or violent or abusive in any way." Police say they are reviewing body-cam footage of the protest as investigations continue. In recent years, we’ve seen the boundaries between asset class definitions blur and undergo structural changes, creating opportunities between the traditional silos which have the potential to yield more risk-adjusted return because they aren’t so picked over. ( .