Construction workers protest outside Victorian Parliament


Protesters in hibis gear and work boots walk the streets to protest the COVID-19 vaccination required by construction workers on the second day outside the CFMEU office of the Melbourne Construction Union. collected.

As they marched, protesters chanted slogans such as “every day.”[expletive] “Jab” and “[expletive] “Dana Andrews” refers to Dana Andrews, the Prime Minister of Victoria, the leader of the state.

The crowd first gathered at the intersection of CBD’s Elizabeth and Victoria Streets in Melbourne, but a line of Victorian police officers blocked access to CFMEU headquarters.

Police lines also chased the crowd from afar as they moved through the city towards the state legislature. There police met them with riot equipment, horse-riding police, and ordinary police officers.

The crowd has grown to hundreds and it is estimated that at least 55,000 people are watching live online. Real Luxhan..

During the march to the state legislature, orange smoke was seen and firecrackers launched intermittently as protesters walked down the street.

On the second day of the protest, the Victorian government announced that it would shut down the entire construction industry in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Ballarat, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire for two weeks starting Tuesday.

CFMEU boss John Setoka has accused “professional protesters” of the violent scene where a water bottle was thrown and office windows were smashed outside the Victorian CFMEU office.

“There was a minority of construction workers, but when everything became violent, some of them just left there. It was hijacked by professional protesters,” Setoka said on September 21. I told ABC Radio on the day.

Australian Parliamentarian Bill Shorten also claimed that some of the protesters on September 20 were “fake tragedy.”

“They went to the reject shop and got a $ 2 high biz hoodie,” he told Nine’s Today show on September 21st.

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Caden Pearson


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