American Thinker. By Andrea Widburg
The Australian state of Victoria, the capital of which is Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, has seen some of the world’s most draconian COVID rules. The latest order, mandating vaccines for the construction industry along with a two-week industry-wide shutdown, sparked huge, violent protests from trade unions. Most strikingly, union members turned against their own union boss.
The Daily Mail described the frenzy of two days of protests (with “tradies” referring to the trade unionists):
Furious ‘freedom’ protests have erupted across Melbourne with anti-vaxxer tradies massing outside Victoria’s Parliament House and a TV reporter assaulted and doused in urine in vile scenes.
Hundreds of construction workers and anti-vaxxers took to the streets for the second consecutive day on Tuesday — many of them distraught after a tradesman took his own life at a construction site earlier in the day.
Demonstrators sung Advance Australia Fair and chanted ‘f— the jab’ in protest against mandatory vaccination orders for the industry, and Premier Daniel Andrews’ decision to shut the industry down for two weeks, amid soaring case numbers.