[Rushtalk] Pandemonium Breaks out in Australia, as Stampede of Lockdown Protesters Overrun Police

Carl Spitzer {C Juno} cwsiv at juno.com
Sun Aug 22 07:58:08 MDT 2021

Pandemonium Breaks out in Australia, as Stampede of Lockdown Protesters
Overrun Police



Published on August 22, 2021 
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Things are not going well in Australia. The once ostensibly democratic
country has been the scene of some of the strictest, most irrational
lockdown policies of the entire pandemic. And while their neighbor, New
Zealand, has gone absolutely insane (including locking down over a
single COVID case), the Aussies are right there with them.

RedState has reported on past acts of tyranny, including police beating
people for refusing to comply with draconian, nonsensical mitigation
measures. These latest videos are the worst we’ve seen, though. The
protests are getting larger and more violent.

Here’s a stampede occurring as protesters break through the police line
of defense.

        JUST 🚨 Chaotic scenes as protesters break through police
        barricades in Melbourne, Australia #Melbourneprotest
        #sydneyprotest pic.twitter.com/vHOXIjtpav
        — Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 21, 2021
        Australians have had ENOUGH!!!! pic.twitter.com/2dz32fmOve
        — Sana Ayesha (@sanaayesha__) August 21, 2021
You’d think you were watching a scene from some Middle Eastern
dictatorship, but no, this is Australia, and the people have obviously
had enough. Police are seen assaulting protesters as they break through
the lines, and people begin to run down the street. The newscaster on
the first video admits that people have been pushed over the edge and
are now lashing out.

But can you blame them?

There is no rationale behind locking down every time there’s a single or
even a few hundred COVID cases — in a country of 25 million people.
That’s not a sustainable strategy, because zero COVID is not possible.
Human beings are not robots. They have emotional, physical, and mental
needs, all of which are being ignored by the Australian government as it
continues to violate the rights of its citizens.

Social interaction and a semblance of freedom are required to function
properly. At some point, the existence of risk no longer becomes the
dominant factor, and that point has long since passed ‘down under.’ You
cannot just lock people in their homes indefinitely.

Yes, I understand vaccination rates are low, but that’s the fault of the
Australian government for failing to get a largely compliant populace
what they need. For the most part, Aussies aren’t like Americans. They
have tolerated tyranny under the guise of protecting their neighbors.
But the situation has become untenable. There is no excuse to still have
a shortage of vaccines, in a Western democracy with direct ties to the
United States and the United Kingdom.

That failure should not continue to be placed on the shoulders of the
people who are being abused. Australians have had enough, and things are
only going to get uglier if things don’t change. You can only push
people so far before they push back.

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