Australian prime minister calls lockdown-violating protests ‘selfish and self-defeating’

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from The Washington Post,

The weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in Sydney were “selfish and self-defeating,” Australia’s prime minister said Sunday, as governments around the world tightened restrictions again to fight the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.

Some 3,500 people protested in Sydney on Saturday after New South Wales tightened its regulations last week as the city’s lockdown enters its fifth week. The demonstrations violated the region’s strict stay-at-home orders, restrictions on public gatherings and face mask mandates.

Authorities are warning it might have been a superspreader event.

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