This weekend, thousands of Australians stormed Melbourne's CBD to protest against mandatory vaccinations and Daniel Andrews' proposed pandemic laws for Victoria.
The new government legislation — which will replace the state-of-emergency powers that expire on December 15 — would give the state premier the authority to declare a "state of pandemic" and the health minister the right to make public health orders.
During the protest, anti-vax demonstrators chanted "kill the bill" and "sack Dan Andrews" while holding signs advocating violence against politicians and policymakers.
A man was even seen carrying a prop gallows with three nooses hanging from it, resulting in Australians voicing their outrage and terror on social media over the levels of violence that the anti-vax movement is seemingly advocating for.
Trump flags were also seen at the Melbourne protest, leading some to draw comparisons to the January 6 Insurrection, where a mob of rioters carried Confederate flags, hung nooses and paraded white supremacist symbols as they breached the Capitol.
United Australia MP Craig Kelly was among the many who spoke and pushed anti-vax rhetoric at the protest, with Kelly saying that: "We're [Australians] being governed by insane medical bureaucrats."
As of yet, there has been no comment about the noose, nor the protests, from prime minister Scott Morrison.
We encourage all Australians to remain safe and continue following the government's advice regarding COVID-19.