Anti-vaxxers protested in Melbourne and Sydney while almost 20 millions Australians are now fully vaccinated

It comes as the country reaches nearly 20 million people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Police in Sydney closed some parts of the Central Business District as thousands marched against COVID-19 vaccinations for children.

The crowd ran from Prince Alfred Park to Hyde Park.

Demonstrators gather in Sydney's Central Business District to show their support for Novak Djokovic.
Demonstrators gather in Sydney’s Central Business District to show their support for Novak Djokovic. (Rhett Wyman)

Among them were Djokovic’s supporters.

The world’s No. 1 tennis player was moved to Melbourne immigration detention today ahead of his appeal against his second visa revocation in court at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

In Melbourne, protesters were motivated to show their solidarity with the Serbian athlete.

The rally was titled “Against the madness of the Australian Open”, as protesters demanded that Djokovic be allowed to play, that his Covid-19 mandates be halted, and an end to “medical segregation”.

Protesters in Melbourne have demanded that Novak Djokovic be allowed to play in the Australian Open.
Protesters in Melbourne have demanded that Novak Djokovic be allowed to play in the Australian Open. (AFP)

It comes after Immigration Minister Alex Hook described Djokovic as a “mascot of anti-vaccination sentiment” and a risk of civil unrest.

Nearly 20 million Australians have so far received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, roughly 80 per cent of the population.

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