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Arrests and injuries at anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne

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Police in Melbourne arrested 235 people during anti-lockdown protests on Saturday. Ten police officers were injured during the operation, with six treated in hospital for fractures and other injuries, according to media reports. Some 700 people reportedly took part in the protests, many of whom did not wear masks. Some 2,000 officers policed the demonstration and used pepper spray, according to reports. Buses and tram services were temporarily suspended in the city centre and major roads were temporarily closed. Protests against the country’s strict regulations to contain the pandemic were als…

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