It’s time to crack down on anti-vax propaganda
The Canberra Times - Editorial
The first thing that needs to be said about the days of civil disobedience that have rocked Melbourne is that few people would have expected to see such scenes in Australia.
While there have been isolated anti-lockdown protests since the pandemic began, this type of extended civil disorder is new.
The adoption of hi-vis jackets as a symbol of discontent is reminiscent of the “gilets jaunes” riots in Paris.
The mob, made up of disaffected construction industry workers objecting to mandatory vaccination and a two-week shut down of their industry, and a “rent-a-crowd” of anti-vaxxers, anarchists and ultra right-wing trouble…