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A pregnant woman in Australia was arrested for allegedly "inciting" a protest against the coronavirus lockdown after she made a post on Facebook.

Australia is currently banning outdoor gatherings of people and not allowing any protests.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020 ... n-protest/

This is how free speech works "down under", apparently.

The Victorian government managed to get state of emergency powers extended for another 6 months (when MP's from the greens crossed the aisle) these laws give police draconian powers to come and... well do this.
Welding people into their homes is probably also on the list.


Here's the video, it is quite the drama




This is exactly what her Facebook post said:

Saturday at 11 AM

Freedom Day Ballarat

[street address]

Details

PEACEFUL PROTEST!

All social distancing measures are to be followed so we don't get arrested please.
Please wear a mask unless you have a medical reason not to.
September 5th is FREEDOM DAY!
As some of you may have seen the government has gone to extreme measures and are using scare tactics through the media to prevent the Melbourne protest.
Here in Ballarat we can be a voice for those in stage 4 lockdowns.
We can be seen and heard and hopefully make a difference!
END LOCKDOWNS
STAND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
WE LIVE IN A "FREE" COUNTRY.
Meet at the bottom of Sturt Street/End of Bridge
Mall at 11am
Make a sign and see you there!
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Australia has got a second wave in Melbourne because the virus became more infectious. The mutation, known as D614G or the G-variant, is now the most prevalent form of the virus in Australia. The Spike D614G amino acid change is caused by an A-to-G nucleotide mutation at position 23,403 in the Wuhan strain, making it more infectious than the original Wuhan virus. The lockdown in Victoria did reduce the number of new daily cases from 700 in August to less than 100 in this week.

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A SARS-CoV-2 variant carrying the Spike protein amino acid change D614G has become the most prevalent form in the global pandemic. Dynamic tracking of variant frequencies revealed a recurrent pattern of G614 increase at multiple geographic levels: national, regional, and municipal. The shift occurred even in local epidemics where the original D614 form was well established prior to introduction of the G614 variant. The consistency of this pattern was highly statistically significant, suggesting that the G614 variant may have a fitness advantage. We found that the G614 variant grows to a higher titer as pseudotyped virions. In infected individuals, G614 is associated with lower RT-PCR cycle thresholds, suggestive of higher upper respiratory tract viral loads, but not with increased disease severity. These findings illuminate changes important for a mechanistic understanding of the virus and support continuing surveillance of Spike mutations to aid with development of immunological interventions.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 7420308205
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