Riot police end standoff at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on third day of protests

Posted by on September 22, 2021 5:49 am
Categories: Global Stories

More than 200 arrested as Daniel Andrews condemns ‘ugly scenes’ and describes actions of protesters as ‘insult to the vast majority of tradies’

Police have shut down an almost three-hour standoff with protesters at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, moving in and making a number of arrests as hundreds dispersed towards the city centre.

Officers had surrounded protesters at the war memorial, south of the city’s CBD, since about 3pm on Wednesday on the third day of protests in Melbourne. The protests come during a two-week shutdown of the state’s construction industry over Covid concerns.

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