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Freedom Rally: The largest protest I have ever seen in Perth

Huge protests were held all over the world. Here in Perth, Western Australia with a population of 2 million, I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s a not a political town, has had barely 30 cases of Covid in the community (in total) and yet, the central mall was packed wall to wall.

Walking in with placards, strangers in the traffic were shouting approval through open car windows.

The best video is at the bottom of this twitter thread, but can’t seem to  display it without the first two. (Perhaps a twitter genius will tell me how?)

These were peaceful people: mums with prams, nurses, truckies, tradies, and hippies.

But according to PerthNow and the ABC there were two opposing protests  in Perth:

Perth Freedom Rally: Antivaxxers faced with rival pro-vaccine demonstration.

Perthnow headlines. Not the news.


Here’s that rival Pro-Vax rally from the ABC News

Just for perspective.

Pro-vax rally Perth Australia

Taken at 5:40 on the ABC News

That’s what it takes to get a headline and a mention when you’re protesting for something the media wants.

To paraphrase Glenn Reynolds: think of the media as a promotions team for Big Gov and bankers and it all makes sense.

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