New Zealand, Australia vaccination mandates protests gain in numbers

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Sat, 2022-02-12 06:43

WELLINGTON/CANBERRA: Days-long rallies against COVID-19 vaccination mandates picked up in numbers in New Zealand and Australia on Saturday, with protesters blocking roads and disrupting the life of the countries’ capitals.
Several thousand protesters gathered at Canberra’s major showgrounds, forcing the cancelation of a popular charity book fair, with organizers saying they opted to put their patrons’ safety first.

Protesters stand in the rain in Parliament grounds in Wellington on Feb. 12, 2022, during demonstrations against pandemic restrictions, inspired by a similar demonstration in Canada. (AFP)
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