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Protests are planned Saturday across Australia with continuing opposition to vaccine passports, vaccine mandates and other restrictive and discriminatory COVID policies
The Freedom Camp or Freedom Village in New Zealand's capital Wellington is now approaching its third week anniversary.
Saturday the COVID mandate ending message of that protest will be reinforced by nationwide marches at 92 locations.
One center of attention will be Auckland's Harbor Bridge with police repeatedly describing any protest there as "unlawful".
Friday saw cracks emerge in the COVID restriction wall erected by the New Zealand government of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
New Zealand's High Court ruled the vaccine mandate for police and the military unlawful saying alternatives like regular testing and working from home were not considered.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins also announcing that unvaccinated students in New Zealand schools will be able to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.
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SATURDAY NEW ZEALAND PROTESTS
NATIONWIDE PROTESTS CALL FOR COVID MANDATES TO END
And video of the protest in Auckland, New Zealand the protesters used part of the Harbour Bridge and crossed it everything fine folks the police worked up about nothing...
On the south side of New Zealand's South Island is Invercargill where a freedom convoy of trucks and other vehicles was on the road Saturday...
In Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island a mini protest camp has been set up modeled on the big one in the capital city of Wellington.
This 42 minute video shows the scene Saturday with the camp in the background and the vehicles of the Freedom Convoy protest on the street passing through the intersection...
Protesters in Auckland had a number of signs and banners one banner reading:
STOP VAX APARTHEID
The spin on the Auckland protest from New Zealand's TV One News...
Today in New Zealand the Omicron spread massive in the heavily vaxxed country 13,606 new positive tests.
In the less vaccinated and more heavily populated US that would be 925,208 new positive tests in one day and the figures I use from Worldometers never showed a total that high.
That brings us another mainstream media talking point is that people who protested in Wellington have tested positive for COVID and are hospitalized in New Zealand?
SWELLING PROTEST NUMBERS IN WELLINGTON, TENSIONS WITH POLICE
The police in Wellington trying to block people getting off the bus near the Freedom Camp they have formed a line at a bus stop.
Protesters from the Freedom Camp lined up opposite them backs turned to the police.
The New Zealand Herald says there were two arrests.
The police again going after the idea of children at the Freedom Camp protest claiming its an unsafe place for them to be...
And live video showing this gigantic police line to prevent people from joining the protest camp in Wellington...
Police fearful with word that farmers and their gear are on the way from the "Groundswell" movement that protests for rural interests.
Those farmers intending to join the Freedom Camp protest in New Zealand's capital city.
The police are putting concrete barriers up at the bus stop.
Earlier Saturday a protest march in New Zealand's capital city.
Many protest signs held including one saying:
Kiwis United Vaxxed And Unvaxxed...
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