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22 Oct 2020 | 06:40 AM UTC

Australia: Protest scheduled to be held in Melbourne on October 23

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Protest over COVID-19 restrictions scheduled to be held in Melbourne on October 23; localized disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/24/2020, 11:59 AM (Australia/Melbourne). COUNTRY/REGION Melbourne

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Event

A protest is scheduled to take place in Melbourne on Friday, October 23, over restrictions implemented due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Participants are set to gather at the Shrine of Remembrance at 14:00 (local time). Protests and demonstrations are currently prohibited under Melbourne's COVID-19 restrictions, and any gatherings may be dispersed by police.

Associated business and transportation disruptions are to be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest, as well as a heightened security presence.  

Advice

Those in Melbourne are advised to monitor developments, avoid protests and large public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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