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14 Aug 2020 | 09:54 PM UTC

Australia: Demonstrations planned in major cities nationwide August 15

Australia News Alert

Activists plan demonstrations against COVID-19 restrictions in major cities across Australia on August 15; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2020, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Australia, Australia, Brisbane, Canberra (ACT), Darwin, Hobart (Tasmania), Perth (Western Australia state), Sydney

Event

Demonstrations against government restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been called for in major cities across Australia on Saturday, August 15. Protests will reportedly be held at Anzac or war memorials and it is indicated they will be held at the following locations:

While it is unclear how well-attended the protests are likely to be, police are likely to attempt to disperse the gatherings as they contravene restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Localized disruptions are also possible in the vicinity of the demonstrations.

Advice

Those in Australia's major cities are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate potential disruption to the provision of medical services, and adhere to all directives issued by local authorities.

 

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