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    Australians Are Both Terrified And Outraged That People Carried Nooses And Trump Flags At An Anti-Vax Protest In Melbourne

    "Is this really who we [Australia] have become and who we [Australia] want to be?"

    This weekend, thousands of Australians stormed Melbourne's CBD to protest against mandatory vaccinations and Daniel Andrews' proposed pandemic laws for Victoria.

    @sophieelsworth I filmed this from the stage. Got heaps more footage of speeches ect.

    Twitter: @KaneVision

    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.

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    During the protest, anti-vax demonstrators chanted "kill the bill" and "sack Dan Andrews" while holding signs advocating violence against politicians and policymakers.

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    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.

    Someone in the crowd is carrying a fake gallows with three nooses hanging from it @theage

    Twitter: @rachael_dexter

    This was taken today at the Melbourne protest. I'm now genuinely scared of what these people are going to do. This is not ok.

    Twitter: @masericha

    I am very concerned that there was someone parading with a noose in Melbourne today. You have a right to protest but not a right to imply and incite violence

    Twitter: @sacdefromage

    WTF, is this actually Australia? Is this really who we have become and who we want to be? https://t.co/w6WLusqqGo

    Twitter: @LisaGershwin

    Beyond disgusting, what is happening to our nation ? The noose is one of the most confronting images throughout history & here it is on Melbourne streets in 2021? Are the protestors really so ignorant ? Are they advocating violence/murder ? https://t.co/zfO71KsNZ5

    Twitter: @JudyRGH

    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.

    Washington, DC #Melbourne Jan. 6, ‘21 Nov. 13, ‘21

    Twitter: @NormanHermant

    Noose-wielding Trump and QAnon supporters: The ugly, dangerous underbelly of Australia.

    Twitter: @plesbilongmi

    @MikeCarlton01 Trump flags and 3 noose effigy is shocking to the senses. A 20 min train ride to Melbourne in a carriage full of them, unmasked, angry, intimidating. Left me shocked.

    Twitter: @JennyWeedon

    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."

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    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.