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?)
A series of other “freedom rallies” planned for #Melbourne, #Sydney & #Brisbane began at 12pm on Saturday with massive crowds taking to the streets.#Perth #Australia #PasseSanitaire #NoGreenPass pic.twitter.com/yUazCK0aFH
— 🌎 Sarwar 🌐 (@ferozwala) November 20, 2021
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:
Here’s that rival Pro-Vax rally from the ABC News
Just for perspective.
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.