A large anti-government protest is gathering near parliament buildings in Canberra over this weekend.
The protest comprises a number of groups, including Aboriginal protests and the trucker Freedom Convoy 2022.
Large numbers of heavily equipped police are also on the scene, with part of the protest camp cleared away today by force. Protesters fear police will stage an incident before using extreme violence to move them, with many predicting a high chance of mayhem this weekend if police use aggression against the largely peaceful crowd.
This is awful to see.
Day 3 of protests on Canberra Australia and the situation is extremely tense and brut force has come from Public Servants.
Police have managed to pepper spray an elderly man, arrested an elderly lady, and acted appallingly. #Canberra #CanberraConvoy pic.twitter.com/w2rMhIGaRb
— ED.TV (@EDTVProductions) February 2, 2022
— Andrew Maitland (@ajmait) February 4, 2022
Convoy to Canberra 2022
Graham Hood – 53year veteran pilot with Qantas – message to Scott Morrison. Part 1 pic.twitter.com/p40c1dQT4i
— WorldWideNews24 (XII) (@News24Wide) February 1, 2022
🇦🇺 Australia On their way to Canberra 🙃 pic.twitter.com/5ohbu8iUDb
— Fijndiezomer (@fijndiezomer) February 3, 2022
Canberra Aus 🇦🇺 Parliament House Convoy 🔥 Here we go….This is going to get very messy… Could this be Australias USA style Jan 6 Fiasco👇👊 pic.twitter.com/eYtL26YdCn
— 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙇𝘽𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙉𝙀 (@risemelbourne) February 2, 2022
Canberra Aus 🇦🇺 Anti Mandate Parliament Standoff 🔥 Police say Citizens MUST clear the area this morning within the hour…The People say they won't be moving. Keep it peaceful, but hold your ground 🔥👊 pic.twitter.com/d74CX9INsL
— 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙇𝘽𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙉𝙀 (@risemelbourne) February 3, 2022
There is a convoy on its way from Far North QLD on its way to Canberra travelling over 1500km, with others joining from locations on the way! Epic effort! ❤️🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/uISIQlbmeZ
— BoonBro 🇦🇺🏂❄️ (@BoonBroAus) February 2, 2022
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO: What was a peaceful camp for freedom quickly turned violent when police came to issue infringement tickets for illegally parked vehicles. https://t.co/V4VyuwdQzN
— Rebel News Australia (@RebelNews_AU) February 3, 2022
In Canberra this morning.
That's right, the manufacturers have no liability. In what world is that ok!? pic.twitter.com/mWdtqcoJEX
— The B👀n (@TheBoon777) January 30, 2022
— Adam charbel 🌸 (@AdamCharbel) February 4, 2022
#BREAKING: Protesters have now established a number of other camp sites in Canberra as waves of the 'Convoy to Canberra' continue to flood into the nation's capital.
— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) February 3, 2022
Canberra Aus 🇦🇺 Parliament House, Anti Mandate, Anti Everything 🔥 👊 pic.twitter.com/DKNdeLZWyc
— 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙇𝘽𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙉𝙀 (@risemelbourne) February 1, 2022