On July 24, thousands of protesters took to streets in Sydney demanding an end to lockdown enforcement. Protesters violated Covid restrictions, chanting slogans of ‘freedom’ in an area that was declared a Covid hotspot. While anti-vaccination sentiments were at the forefront in Brisbane, Melbourne protests echoed with anti-lockdown slogans.
Experts believe the protests are managed by a loose coalition of far-right, conspiracy and libertarian groups. However, a German-based conspiracy group named ‘Worldwide Demonstration’ is the main coordinator.