Australia anti-lockdown rallies: protesters violently clash with police in Melbourne
Thousands march through streets of Melbourne and Brisbane, as police try to prevent Sydney rally
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Anti-lockdown protesters clashed violently with police as thousands of unmasked people marched through the streets of Melbourne on Saturday.
Victoria police said they had made 218 arrests and that six officers were hospitalised during a series of altercations. Police said in a statement the majority of the estimated 4,000 demonstrators “came with violence in mind”.