Australian truck driver plans to “block all highways” in COVID-19 protest


Australian truck drivers are planning how the government has dealt with the COVID-19 response by blocking the highway in protest of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to a social media post, the protests are scheduled for August 31 across the country, apart from the next Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) -backed protest over the wage dispute.

“Block all highways [highway] Enter all states at the same time and regain Australia. ” Post to Facebook He said while warning people to stock up on enough food for weeks while trucks were aiming to block supply routes across the country.

In a Twitter video, truck drivers also expressed dissatisfaction with the vaccine and government orders.

one The man said He “willing to go to jail to save my country” by participating in the protest and closing the country.

Another truck driver Expressed his anger The Queensland Government has requested that cross-border truck drivers between Queensland and New South Wales be presented with evidence of vaccination.

He added that the long-term effects of the vaccine are unknown, and truck drivers are more likely to develop blood clots due to the nature of the place where they need to sit for long periods of time.

“Please block the highway. Park her,” he said. “See how good Queensland is without cargo coming in and out.”

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A truck driver crossed the Queensland border in Coolangatta, Australia, on August 20, 2021. (Chris Hyde / Getty Images)

New South Wales police said they knew of the planned protest.

“The New South Wales Police Force will continue to enforce a stay-at-home order to ensure compliance with public health orders.” NSW Spokesperson Yahoo News told Australia.

TWU Secretary of State Michael Caine said it was “no wonder” that truck drivers were angry at the numerous sudden border decisions and health orders that affected their work.

However, although the union understands the anger of truck drivers, Kane said he did not support the protest.

“All I’m saying is that there is a series of problems that truck drivers are facing.” Kane said 2GB radio. “Underlying that anger is a serious problem that the government has to deal with.”

TWU has organized its own protest with logistics giant Toll, a move backed by thousands of truck drivers who agreed to strike as a last resort.

Rebecca Chu