Melbourne lockdown to stay; 8 charged for rally

first_imgPolice said that seven others have been charged with breaching COVID-19 restrictions after about 200 gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park. Scuffles between protesters and police resulted in more than 160 fines for contravening lockdown measures or not wearing a mask. (AP) MELBOURNE – The premier of Australia’s Victoria state announced a slight easing of restrictions in Melbourne but the country’s second-largest city will remain in lockdown until at least Oct. 26. State police charged a protester with assault after an officer suffered cuts to the head during an anti-lockdown rally in Melbourne on Saturday.center_img Police arrest a man as people gather at so-called “Freedom Day” protest in Melbourne on Sept. 5, 2020. JAMES ROSSlast_img

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