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Demonstrators have gathered in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday as part of the Save Our Children Protest against Covid-19 vaccines for children.
From Monday, children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccination across Australia.
Protesters braved rainy conditions to gather in the city at around midday, bearing signs reading ‘leave our children alone’ and ‘hands off our kids’.
Young children were also spotted in the crowd holding signs saying ‘children are not government experiments’.
Multiple red Australian ensign flags were spotted in the crowd a common feature in anti-vaccination demonstrations.
Anti-vax protesters gather in Melbourne CBD as the state records 51,356 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday
A man bearing the Australian flag confronts Victoria police on Saturday during anti-vaccination protests
Thousands of protesters have flocked to Melbourne CBD to protest Covid-19 vaccinations for children
An Australian red ensign flag synonymous with anti-vaccination movements was spotted at the Melbourne rally on Saturday