Peaceful protests with a hostile undertone
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Melbourne and other major Australian cities saw their city streets lined with thousands of anti-lockdown and anti-vax protesters over the weekend. The Victorian capital had the largest number of protesters, as chants targeted Premier Daniel Andrews. It follows the Victorian Government’s proposal of a stricter pandemic bill for the unvaccinated, but the reality may be a little more complex than that.
Listen to Dr Joshua Roose, as he explains why these protests have roots in extremist beliefs that could lead to less-peaceful protests.
Produced By: Marc De Paoli
Featured In Story: Doctor Joshua Roose; Senior Research Fellow In Politics and Religion at Deakin University’s Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
First aired on The Wire, Monday 22 November 2021