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Hundreds of anti-vax protesters stage demonstration on the NSW-Queensland border 

Hundreds of anti-vax protesters stage demonstration on the NSW-Queensland border

  • Hundreds of un-masked protesters at NSW-QLD border staging demonstration 
  • Over 500 people protesting border closures and mandatory vaccines 
  • They are planning to march on Friday afternoon following the gathering
  • Former Qantas pilot protest leader after he left company because of mandate 


Hundreds of unmasked anti-vaxxer protesters have staged a demonstration on the NSW-Queensland border.

The large crowd gathered at the Coolangatta-Tweed border on Friday, hosting a barbeque to protest against mandatory vaccines.

There were multiple police officers at the scene ‘keeping a low profile’. 

Former Qantas pilot Graham Hood stepped forward as the protest leader, claiming he left the company after 32 years of service due to the vaccine mandate. 

A number of speakers also addressed the crowds including former firefighter Kade Pride and teacher Tashi Lhamo.  

Over 500 un-masked protesters have turned up at the NSW-QLD border protesting against border closures and mandatory vaccines 

They are planning to march on Friday afternoon with police saying the demonstration (pictured) has been non-violent so far

They are planning to march on Friday afternoon with police saying the demonstration (pictured) has been non-violent so far 

‘I don’t believe that a mandated injection for me at this time is right for me,’ Ms Lhamo said.

‘This is an industrial action strike right now.’

On Thursday, protesters gathered at a Tweed Head institution after it announced only vaccinated people would be allowed on the premises after October 11.

A number of speakers also addressed the crowds including former pilot Graham Hood, former firefighter Kade Pride and teacher Tashi Lhamo.

 A number of speakers also addressed the crowds including former pilot Graham Hood, former firefighter Kade Pride and teacher Tashi Lhamo.

Twin Towns Clubs & Resorts remarked ‘unvaccinated people would have the opportunity to enjoy the same freedoms as those who have received their double vaccination’ from December 1 and their announcement was in line with the NSW road map.

The club came under fire from anti-vax groups such as Freedom of Speech, No Lockdowns in Australia and Australia Exposed, accusing Twin Towns of ‘medical apartheid.’         

This follows 2 Covid cases recorded in QLD on Friday, with six LGAs entering stage 2 restrictions on Thursday. 

These LGAs include Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Palm Island, and Townsville including Magnetic Island.    

Comes after anti-vaxxers came after Tweed Head club Twin Town Clubs and Resort after they announced only those who had been vaccinated would be allowed on their premises after October 11 (pictured anti-vax protesters at NSW-QLD border on August 29)

Comes after anti-vaxxers came after Tweed Head club Twin Town Clubs and Resort after they announced only those who had been vaccinated would be allowed on their premises after October 11 (pictured anti-vax protesters at NSW-QLD border on August 29)

There were 2 cases of Covid recorded in QLD on Friday, with six LGAs going into stage 2 restrictions on Thursday (pictured protestors on the NSW-QLD border at Coolangatta on August 29)

There were 2 cases of Covid recorded in QLD on Friday, with six LGAs going into stage 2 restrictions on Thursday (pictured protestors on the NSW-QLD border at Coolangatta on August 29) 

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