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‘We will win’: Violence flares at French far-right candidate’s campaign rally

‘We will win’: Violence flares at French far-right candidate’s campaign rally

Eric Zemmour has drawn comparisons in France to former US President Donald Trump because of his rabble-rousing populism.

  • by Sylvie Corbet

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‘Kill the bill’ becomes ‘repeal the bill’ as ‘freedom’ march refocuses

‘Kill the bill’ becomes ‘repeal the bill’ as ‘freedom’ march refocuses

Leaders in the ‘freedom movement’ are now fighting to stop their cause from losing steam – and relevance.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Ashleigh McMillan
Protesters rally at WA Parliament as state hits first deadline for sweeping vaccine mandates

Protesters rally at WA Parliament as state hits first deadline for sweeping vaccine mandates

From December 1, workers in the resources, meat-packing, policing, prison and airport sectors need to have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with those choosing not to have the jab forced to resign.

  • by Holly Thompson
‘Dice with death’: Adani slams protesters locked to railway

‘Dice with death’: Adani slams protesters locked to railway

At least two people have been arrested after they locked themselves to a railway line to block an Adani train, as the mining giant said the activists “seem to be oblivious to the danger”.

  • by Cloe Read
Push to change council name conflates past with the present

Push to change council name conflates past with the present

Changing the name of Moreland council after discovering links to slavery is the wrong relationship to have with our history.

  • by Bella d’Abrera
Melbourne ‘freedom’ protesters test positive for COVID-19, one in hospital

Melbourne ‘freedom’ protesters test positive for COVID-19, one in hospital

Even though rallies are held outdoors, the close proximity of people who are more likely to be unvaccinated has contributed to the disease spreading, says expert Catherine Bennett,

  • by Simone Fox Koob
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As it happened: Demonstrations take place across Sydney, Melbourne; NSW and Victorian governments announce isolation rules due to Omicron

As it happened: Demonstrations take place across Sydney, Melbourne; NSW and Victorian governments announce isolation rules due to Omicron

Anti-lockdown demonstrations are scheduled to take place in Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday.

  • by Roy Ward
‘Blast them out’: Craig Kelly speaks at Sydney protest as thousands rally

‘Blast them out’: Craig Kelly speaks at Sydney protest as thousands rally

About 9000 protesters gathered at Hyde Park to protest vaccine mandates for the second weekend in a row on Saturday.

  • by Megan Gorrey
10k? 20k? Half a million? When it comes to crowds, size is everything

10k? 20k? Half a million? When it comes to crowds, size is everything

Organisers of Melbourne’s “freedom protest” on November 20 claim it was Australia’s biggest ever demonstration. Victoria Police don’t think so.

  • by Noel Towell and Emily Dann
Scarborough gas protests take to Woodside’s Perth headquarters

Scarborough gas protests take to Woodside’s Perth headquarters

Activists protested outside the Woodside building in Perth, with a protester locking her arm in a barrel with cement; an imitation of the protest at the Burrup Peninsula on Wednesday.

  • by Holly Thompson
‘Darkest days’ return to Solomon Islands as protesters burn buildings

‘Darkest days’ return to Solomon Islands as protesters burn buildings

Honiara was put into lockdown after protesters demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation set fire to parts of Parliament and several other buildings on Wednesday. 

  • by Michael E. Miller