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Bizarre protests against vaccinations and 5G take place across Australia

Hundreds of demonstrators across Australia have broken social distancing rules to protest against vaccinations, 5G and the coronavirus pandemic.   

Protesters gathered at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday and claimed the global COVID-19 health crisis was a ‘scam’.

There are more than five-million cases of coronavirus cases across the globe and at least 350,000 people have died. Australia has recorded more than 7,000 infections and the death toll sits at 103 following the successful implementation of social distancing restrictions. 

Brazen demonstrators also carried signs declaring they were against vaccines and 5G technology.

Hundreds of demonstrators across Australia have broken social distancing rules to protest against vaccinations, 5G and the coronavirus pandemic

Pictured: Police on horses watch the crowd during the protest at the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday

Pictured: Police on horses watch the crowd during the protest at the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne on Saturday

A demonstrator comes face-to-face with a police officer during Saturday's rally in Melbourne

A demonstrator comes face-to-face with a police officer during Saturday’s rally in Melbourne

The protesters booed police - clad in gloves and face masks - who warned the crowd they were breaching social-distancing rules designed to slow the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, Victoria Police said those found in breach of COVID-19 directions faced fines of $1,652 each

The protesters booed police – clad in gloves and face masks – who warned the crowd they were breaching social-distancing rules designed to slow the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, Victoria Police said those found in breach of COVID-19 directions faced fines of $1,652 each

Their placards stated ‘5G = communism’, ‘COVID 1984’ and ‘our ignorance is their strength’.

Vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them, the Australian Government says.

The jabs protect individuals and others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases. 

The protesters booed police – clad in gloves and face masks – who warned the crowd they were breaching social-distancing rules designed to slow the spread of coronavirus.

In a statement, Victoria Police said those found in breach of COVID-19 directions faced fines of $1,652 each.

Up to 500 protesters congregated at Sydney’s Hyde Park to voice their conspiracy theories regarding not only vaccination, but also 5G telecommunication networks, fluoride and large pharmaceutical corporations.   

Hundreds of protesters congregated in Sydney for a series of rallies across Australia against mandatory vaccination

Hundreds of protesters congregated in Sydney for a series of rallies across Australia against mandatory vaccination

Vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them, the Australian Government says

Vaccinations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them, the Australian Government says

A woman holds her arms out while standing in front of police officers on horses in Melbourne

A woman holds her arms out while standing in front of police officers on horses in Melbourne

Some protesters claimed the global COVID-19 health crisis was a 'scam' (pictured)

Some protesters claimed the global COVID-19 health crisis was a ‘scam’ (pictured)

The protest goes against the NSW Government’s COVID-19 restrictions which currently allow groups of 10 to gather in public. 

‘Our body, our choice. Australia still has a voice,’ the protesters chanted as they walked slowly through the park. 

A man played his guitar while trudging along and sang ‘I don’t consent, United Nations.’   

The demonstrators also held onto signs, some reading ‘freedom is our birth right’ and ‘my body my choice’.  

Peter, who did not wish to share his last name, attended the Sydney protest because he didn’t think vaccines should be mandatory and because he was concerned about the future of the country.

‘We like pro-choice, we don’t like to be forced. It seems like we’re heading towards communism, where everything is controlled,’ he told Daily Mail Australia. 

A man who claimed his name was 'John Smith' (pictured) said he wanted people to 'question everything'. 'My reason [for attending the protest] is a very broad one¿ Question everything,' he said. 'Question everything that is on the surface. Whether it's the media telling you, your own neighbours, your own family. Start by making your own inquiries'

A man who claimed his name was ‘John Smith’ (pictured) said he wanted people to ‘question everything’. ‘My reason [for attending the protest] is a very broad one… Question everything,’ he said. ‘Question everything that is on the surface. Whether it’s the media telling you, your own neighbours, your own family. Start by making your own inquiries’

Daniella (left) and Monika (right) also went to the Sydney rally to argue against mandatory vaccination, among other issues. 'I am a health professional. I work as an aged care worker, we may be pushed into taking the flu shot,' Daniella said. 'If I will be pushed into the flu vaccine, I'll need to find a new job'

Daniella (left) and Monika (right) also went to the Sydney rally to argue against mandatory vaccination, among other issues. ‘I am a health professional. I work as an aged care worker, we may be pushed into taking the flu shot,’ Daniella said. ‘If I will be pushed into the flu vaccine, I’ll need to find a new job’

Protesters attended the rallies for a variety of reasons. "Question everything," one sign read

Protesters attended the rallies for a variety of reasons. ‘Question everything,’ one sign read

‘There are cameras everywhere. Every street corner has a camera. We have to question all these things you know. There’s corruption in the government. 

‘We love the free democratic country we grew up in and it seems like we’re ending up in that way.’

Daniella and Monika also went to the Sydney rally to argue against mandatory vaccination, among other issues.

‘I am a health professional. I work as an aged care worker, we may be pushed into taking the flu shot,’ Daniella said.

‘If I will be pushed into the flu vaccine, I’ll need to find a new job.’

Daniella was also concerned that 5G would ‘kill’ her and had doubts doubts about the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths across the globe. 

‘We believe COVID-19 is a false flag,’ she said. 

‘No freedom, we don’t have freedom now. We believe if we don’t fight now we won’t have time in the future.’

Two women pose with their signs in Sydney's Hyde Park on Saturday

Two women pose with their signs in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Saturday

A man claims the coronavirus is a 'false pandemic'

A protester is seen wearing a 'certificate of vaccination' for COVID-19

A man claims the coronavirus is a ‘false pandemic’ (left), while a fellow protester (right) wears a ‘certificate of vaccination’ for COVID-19

WHY VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT

Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases before they come into contact with them.

Immunisation not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by reducing the spread of preventable diseases.

Research and testing is an essential part of developing safe and effective vaccines.

In Australia, vaccines must pass strict safety testing before the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will register them for use. Approval of vaccines can take up to 10 years.

Before vaccines become available to the public, large clinical trials test them on thousands of people.

High-quality studies over many years have compared the health of large numbers of vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Medical information from nearly 1.5 million children around the world have confirmed that vaccination does not cause autism.

People first became concerned about autism and immunisation after the medical journal The Lancet published a paper in 1998. This paper claimed there was a link between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. Since then, scientists have completely discredited this paper. The Lancet withdrew it in 2010 and printed an apology. The UK’s General Medical Council struck the author off the medical register for misconduct and dishonesty.

Source: Australian Department of Health 

Monika said: ‘We believe where there is a risk, there is a choice.’

‘We are mostly against vaccines but also 5G.’

A man who claimed his name was ‘John Smith’ said he wanted people to ‘question everything’.

‘My reason [for attending the protest] is a very broad one… Question everything,’ he said.

‘Question everything that is on the surface. Whether it’s the media telling you, your own neighbours, your own family. Start by making your own inquiries.’ 

He claimed Australia was moving towards the same level of surveillance as in China. 

‘We’ve got 5G’s crucial infrastructure for artificial intelligence, for facial recognition technology. All the CCTV cameras that you see all over the joint are all going to be linked up with this infrastructure,’ he said.

Pictured: The crowds at Sydney's Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon

Pictured: The crowds at Sydney’s Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon

Protesters also gathered in Queensland on Saturday for an unrelated cause. The group of young people held a demonstration in support of Hong Kong, outside the Chinese consulate in Brisbane

Protesters also gathered in Queensland on Saturday for an unrelated cause. The group of young people held a demonstration in support of Hong Kong, outside the Chinese consulate in Brisbane

Pictured: Student protesters outside the Chinese consulate in Brisbane on Saturday

Pictured: Student protesters outside the Chinese consulate in Brisbane on Saturday

‘Bezos, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Henry Kissinger, all of these influencers tell us that China is the desired model that they want us to go towards.

‘So they’re preparing us right now. This COVID-19, the social distancing and the conditioning, keeping us all away from each other, muzzled, not talking to each other, it’s keeping us apart, so we don’t organise ourselves.’

Similar protests were planned for Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart. 

Anti-vaxxers spread false and dangerous theories, such as vaccines cause autism.

Before vaccination campaigns in the 1960s and 1970s, diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough killed thousands of children, whereas today in Australia, dying from one of these is extremely rare. 

‘Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect you and your children from harmful, contagious diseases. It also safeguards the health of other people, now and for future generations,’ the Australian government’s health department says.

Interest in ridiculous theories that the ultra-fast mobile technology causes coronavirus have swept across the globe during the health crisis, despite experts’ desperate efforts to debunk the claims. 

Protesters also gathered in Queensland on Saturday for an unrelated cause. 

The group of young people held a demonstration in support of Hong Kong, outside the Chinese consulate in Brisbane.

It comes as University of Queensland (UQ) student and activist Drew Pavlou will appeal his two-year suspension from the university after speaking out about the institution’s ties to China. 

WHAT IS 5G AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

The evolution of the G system started in 1980 with the invention of the mobile phone which allowed for analogue data to be transmitted via phone calls.   

Digital came into play in 1991 with 2G and SMS and MMS capabilities were launched. 

Since then, the capabilities and carrying capacity for the mobile network has increased massively. 

More data can be transferred from one point to another via the mobile network quicker than ever.

5G is expected to be 100 times faster than the currently used 4G. 

Whilst the jump from 3G to 4G was most beneficial for mobile browsing and working, the step to 5G will be so fast they become almost real-time. 

That means mobile operations will be just as fast as office-based internet connections.

Potential uses for 5g include: 

  • Simultaneous translation of several languages in a party conference call 
  • Self-driving cars can stream movies, music and navigation information from the cloud
  • A full length 8GB film can be downloaded in six seconds. 

5G is expected to be so quick and efficient it is possible it could start the end of wired connections.  

By the end of 2020, industry estimates claim 50 billion devices will be connected to 5G.

The evolution of from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1Gbps - 1,000 times greater than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future 

The evolution of from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1Gbps – 1,000 times greater than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future 

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