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Australia: Police Want No Fly Zones Over Massive Anti-Government Protests

To prevent more people rising up

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Police in Australia are pushing for the government to declare no-fly zones over the sites of mass protests to discourage more people from rising up and joining those already on the streets raging against the medical tyranny being imposed upon the country.

Gideon Rozner, the Director of Policy at the Institute of Public Affairs in Melbourne, documented the details to Tucker Carlson.

“The fact is the coronavirus has completely changed the relationship between government and citizenship in this country.  It has overwhelmed every check and balance in our system,” Rozner urged.

“This is a radically new era we’ve seen in Australia,” he continued, adding “The police in my home state of Victoria asked the Federal Civil Aviation Authority to declare a no-fly zone over Melbourne so commercial media outlets couldn’t film the protests in case people saw how big they were and went down and joined in.”

“That is an extraordinary step for the government to take,” Rozner further declared, adding “The police censoring the broadcast media? And it has been in the main accepted.”

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Melbourne has been rocked by unruly protests since the start of last week after a construction workers union demanded employees get the jab or lose their jobs.

As we previously highlighted, Australians who police merely suspect may be planning to attend an anti-COVID tyranny protest are being intimidated with home visits.

There are also reports that Facebook is blocking Australians from live streaming at the protests:

In addition, authorities in New South Wales are threatening to jail Australians who don’t show a COVID-19 vaccination pass when they enter businesses.

Enforcing such a system may be problematic however, as the Police Commissioner of New South Wales recently asserted that his officers wouldn’t be checking medical papers.

“The role of police in terms of vaccine passports, we will not be walking through restaurants, cafes and pubs checking if people are double vaccinated,” said Mick Fuller.

Meanwhile, New South Wales health chief Dr. Kerry Chant recently let slip that COVID lockdown measures will remain in place even if people take the vaccine.

Australia can no longer be considered a free country:

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    Dem. Intel Chairman: Biden Won’t Openly Support Chinese Anti-Lockdown Protesters To Avoid “Western Plot” Charges

    Exiled Chinese dissident urges that the uprising is a “watershed moment” in fight against Communism

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    The Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee claimed Wednesday that Joe Biden and his administration are trying not to openly support anti-lockdown protesters in China too much in order to avoid the Communist government claiming that it’s all a “western plot”.

    Appearing on CNN, Mark Warner stated that if the CCP is “able to portray this as kind of an anti-Chinese or western plot, that undermines the very protesters that we’re trying to stand with.”

    Warner continued with a word salad, stating “I think there are things that those of us leaders in the Senate and the House have a little bit more flexibility, frankly, than the administration. This — the administration, particularly after the most recent meeting between Xi and Biden, to try to have lower some of the tensions…. we don’t want an active conflict to erupt.”

    “I think those of us in the Congress have a little more freedom. And I think we can push the administration, but as you said, we don’t want to feed the propaganda machine that turns these protesters driven by Chinese people into what the overall message would be of the Chinese people,” the Democrat further claimed.

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    Warner’s comments come as the Biden White House says it “isn’t taking a side” on the cause of anti-lockdown protests in China, a ‘walking on eggshells’ remark seemingly designed to protect the administration from charges of hypocrisy.

    Republicans, including Senator Tom Cotton are pushing for Biden to more strongly support the anti-lockdown protests.

    “This is not just some protest on a college campus in America or a European capital,” Cotton noted, adding “These Chinese are protesting the world’s most powerful, dangerous, techno-totalitarian government.”

    The Senator further urged that “One reason President Biden should speak in his own voice on camera in support of these brave Chinese protesting their communist government is to prevent another Tiananmen Square Massacre. But also by saying if there is another Tiananmen Square Massacre, if the Chinese communists use force against their own people, there would be massive consequences.”

    “China unleashed this plague on the world, including its own people. They have had the counterproductive ‘Zero Covid’ policy for a long time and now they have a dilemma,” Cotton asserted.

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    Meanwhile, exiled Chinese dissident Xi Van Fleet told FOX News that the uprising is not only about lockdowns, but about the people finally opposing Communism on the whole.

    “This is extraordinary. We’re witnessing a watershed moment,” Van Fleet explained, adding “During the past 75 years, Chinese people put up so much abuse from the totalitarian communist government. But it was the past three years, Xi Jinping’s ‘Zero Covid’ policy that brought people to the breaking point.”

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    As we highlighted yesterday, fears of a new Tiananmen Square style crackdown in China have been heightened by footage of tanks being deployed to the streets of major cities as the Communist Party faces massive unrest.

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    Videos: Tanks Deployed On Streets In China Amid Massive Protests

    “Somehow nobody in any newsroom in America noticed when Xi Jinping decided to replay Tiananmen Square”

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    Fears of a new Tiananmen Square style crackdown in China have been heightened by footage of tanks being deployed to the streets of major cities as the Communist Party faces massive unrest.

    Video of tanks was captured in the eastern city of Xuzhou on Monday night:

    Tucker Carlson pondered why the western media on the whole is ignoring the huge protests, and the tanks.

    “Unless you read the Daily Mail, which is an English paper published online, you probably didn’t know that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent tanks into a major city last night to put down protests against his rule,” Carlson noted.

    The host added “Virtually no American media outlets acknowledged that that happened and that’s pretty weird if you think about it. Imagine, for example, that Hungarian leader Viktor Orban put tanks into Budapest to crush his political opponents. Would our media notice? Oh yeah, they would. It would be on the front page of ‘The New York Times.’ Morning Joe would lead with it.”

    Carlson continued, “China is our main global rival, it’s a highly significant place. Yet somehow nobody in any newsroom in America noticed when Xi Jinping decided to replay Tiananmen Square. Didn’t see it even though the pictures were on the internet. How is that possible? Could it be the American news media is covering for the government of China? Can’t say. We’ll let you make the call on that.”

    When asked by a reporter about what the potential consequences for China of a brutal crackdown on protesters would be, the White House Press Secretary responded “I don’t have anything to preview for you at this time.”

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    Beijing Police Checking People’s Phones For Social Media Apps Amid Mass Protests: Report

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    Mass protests against China’s ‘zero-covid’ policy have spread to Hong Kong, after demonstrators on the mainland began demanding that President Xi Jinping resign.

    Around 50 students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong were pictured chanting “No PCR tests but freedom!” and “Opposed dictatorship, don’t be slaves!” while holding up blank pieces of paper – which have become a symbol of protest against China’s clampdown on freedom of expression, according to Axios. The blank paper protests were previously seen during the Hong Kong protests in 2020, and earlier this year during demonstrations against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Anti-lockdown protests spread throughout several cities over the weekend, including Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan – which were largely muted on Monday after police moved out in force.

    Meanwhile, police in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou have reportedly been checking the phones of random citizens to look for unapproved social media apps. If they found Twitter or Telegram, the personal information would be taken down and the person would receive a warning. Any resistance would be met with a report, according to DW News correspondent William Yang.

    On Monday, a BBC reporter who was arrested over the weekend while covering the protests reported that police were checking people’s phones for photos, and forcing people to delete them (or have them deleted).

    In response to the protests, China’s Foreign Ministry says that the country has been “making adjustments” to Covid protocols “based on realities on the ground.” This follows a statement out of Beijing earlier in the month in which the CCP said they would “unswervingly adhere” to their zero-Covid policy, but would make it less disruptive.

    “We will protect people’s lives and health to the greatest extent and minimize the impact of the epidemic on economic and social development,” said CCP officials, adding “But recent spikes in Covid cases have prompted cities to tighten protocols.”

    On Monday Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that China is actively implementing the 9th version of the pandemic protocols.

    “We believe that, with the leadership of China’s Communist Party and the cooperation and support of all Chinese people, our fight against COVID-19 will be successful,” he told reporters.

    Meanwhile, Apple is helping the CCP:

    This post was originally published at Zero Hedge

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