The scorer was arrested’ during a protest at the Australian Coronavirus hotspot


Police in the Australian state of Victoria have arrested 74 people and fined 176 for violating public health orders as protests against a week-long Coronavirus lockdown continue across Melbourne.

The scorer was arrested’ during a protest at the Australian Coronavirus hotspot


Television footage showed protesters marching through fruit and vegetable stalls at the city's historic Queen Victoria Market before a scuffle broke out with protesters.

Victoria Police said in a statement, that between 200 and 250 people were involved in the protests, but that no one was immediately injured.

"People are not only protesting but also endangering the lives of other Victorians, which is very disappointing," police said in an emailed statement.

The demonstration came after 14 people were arrested’ in small-scale rallies on Saturday, and as Victoria prepares to ease its lockdown ban until Monday, the daily corona virus in the country's hotspots The number of new cases is steadily declining.

On Sunday, 41 new cases of the corona virus were reported’ and seven more deaths occurred, with a steady decline from the peak of more than 700 cases in a single day in early August.

Victoria accounts for 75% of the more than 26,600 COVID-19 deaths in Australia and more than 90% of the country's 810 deaths. The state capital, Melbourne, has been locked up’ for six weeks.

The city will remain under tight security, but people will only spend time outside, which can be doubled’ daily, and the curfew will be shortened to one night by Monday night.

Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said in a televised briefing on Sunday: "These are small steps, but they are safe. It's too much. "



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