Thursday, September 10, 2020

Break the law

Very misguided protesters who want to threaten my life and the lives of others in the community protested against our lock down last weekend. Well, they tried to. We have sacrificed so much under extreme lockdown, so why not continue down the path to ensure COVID is if not eliminated here, at least has minimal numbers.

They tried to gather at The Shrine of Remembrance and The Tan walking track and were hunted away by police. The tried to move their protest to Albert Park Lake but the police were on to them. A number were arrested. The cops gathered below. It was a bit scary to see so many armed police on our street corner.



28 comments:

  1. I do not understand folks that protest about lockdowns or mask wearing. Obviously, they don't have their critical thinking caps on.

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    1. Sandra, fortunately it is not many. Most know to do the right thing and sit for the duration.

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  2. So selfish they were Andrew and so close to end of some of the restrictions. How are you two doing, sounds like you are getting out a little bit at least 💙

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    1. Grace, yes we go out for food and exercise. We can't shop together.

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  3. I don't identify with the protesters, but I also understand that lockdown (and semi-lockdown or whatever variety people around the world may be living under) is frustrating.

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    1. Steve, it is hard for us all, but we just have to do it.

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  4. I don't understand why lockdown is so frustrating for people. It is for their good. Unless it is impacting their source of income why I feel for them, but protesting doesn't accomplish anything. I suppose they weren't wearing masks either causing further lockdowns as more people pass on the virus.

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    1. Jackie, I expect most were masked. They tried to argue that they were exercising.

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  5. I saw a clearly pregnant woman going on a protest march and refusing to wear a mask. Kill herself, if she wants, and her spouse, but imagine risking the life of babies :(

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    1. Hels, even more irresponsible.

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  6. Same here Andrew, most notably that it is all a "scam" perpetrated by the government to keep us "enslaved." We have been lucky in spite of these morons as the two new cases were in self-isolation and no one, so far, is further infected. But now that the schools are open and the rotational workers from outside the province got further concessions, who knows?

    Makes my head explode some days.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, just stay safe yourself and try not to dwell on it. I hope everyone in your building is now taking it seriously.

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  7. Glad the police was on top of it. Silly buggers, why not obey the restrictions and hopefully things will improve sooner rather than later if they keep on spreading it!

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    1. Sami, that is what we are really hoping for, an earlier unlocking.

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  8. Sigh.
    I am in favour of protests. Mostly. But not this one. This is protesting against personal inconvenience - and puts others at risk. Lots of others at risk.

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    1. EC, yes it is not exactly an altruistic protest.

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  9. Some people are just crazy to protest against lockdown.

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    1. Gigi, and as if the police don't have enough to do.

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  10. Here in Oregon, USA, it's not gonna happen right away... Too many fanatics, not enough cool heads. But we keep trying.

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    1. Whimsy, a very vocal minority I hope.

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  11. I'm fed-up with idiots!

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  12. They simply don't understand or don't want to understand that the hard yards must be done now, to earn the freedom that comes later.
    The scariest ones are those who still believe it is all a scam, that there is no virus.

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    1. River, yes those people are truly gobsmacking.

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  13. First they complain that their governments haven't done enough to prevent so many deaths, then they gather en masse to ensure that there are even more deaths. Hypocrisy has many faces.

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    1. Cro, some cross over between the two certainly.

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  14. People who think they are correct are mostly protesters, some follow the sheep, most are very selfish.
    Remembering the Irish potato famine, many people died but there was food for the gentry - that is selfishness.

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    1. A good example Margaret. I found it quite distressing how Irish were found dead on side of the road, their mouths stained green from eating grass.

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