Thousands rally against child vaccination (VIDEOS) — Action News Now

A large group of people marched through Melbourne to protest the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11

On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators without masks took to the streets of Melbourne and condemned the Australian government’s decision to vaccinate children under the age of 5 with Covid-19.

Despite the rainy weather, ‘Save our children’ The protests in the Central Business District, the capital of Victoria, attracted large crowds.

People arrived outside the heavily guarded parliament building to express their outrage at the child vaccinations that began across Australia on Monday.

The demonstrators held up signs: “Leave our children alone”, “Let go of our children,” and “Stop poisoning our children.”

Then they marched from the parliament building to the Alexandra Gardens, chanting: “Save Our Children” and “No more tasks” To the drums.

Almost no one in the crowd wore masks; some protesters even offered free hugs to others.

The rally proceeded peacefully.Law enforcement said “Highly visible police presence” Caused the protesters to refrain from any provocative behavior.

Australian authorities approved the new crown vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 last month, saying that the immunization campaign will start on January 10. Children will be vaccinated twice eight weeks apart, and the dose will be one-third of those received by children over 12 years of age.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said that despite earlier concerns about insufficient vaccines, Australia has provided enough vaccines for 2.3 million children of this age. “Three million doses [will be] Available in January and 2 million in the next two weeks,” He said.

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