Hundreds of protesters stormed the steps of Queensland government headquarters where a Channel 7 reporter was abused by anti-vaxxers.
Anti-vaccination protesters were condemned after a Channel 7 reporter was mobbed and abused at a rally on the steps of Queensland government’s headquarters.
Hundreds gathered at 1 William St in central Brisbane where Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is based along with thousands of public servants.
The large group flew banners declaring ‘The People’s Revolution” while chanting “you serve us!”
Helicopters flew above the rally outside the Tower of Power where police were forced to intervene and protect a reporter from abuse, according to tweets shared online.
“Police stepping in to protect Channel 7 crew from abuse at Brisbane protest,” Guardian journalist Ben Smee posted.
The protesters flew Southern Cross flags and placards declaring “coercion is not consent” in reaction to the Premier’s recent mandate to lock unvaccinated Queenslanders out of hospitality venues, galleries and stadiums from December 17.
Road and Transport Minister Mark Bailey condemned the actions of the rally, tweeting “abusing and intimidating journalists speaks volumes”.
“Protests should always be peaceful and non violent,” he posted.