Jim Wilson blasts ‘foolish extremists’ storming Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne’s third straight day of tradie protests has seen anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine rioters choose the city’s ANZAC memorial as the site for their showdown with police.
Jim Wilson lashed the “moronic” protesters for not only defying health orders and risking creating a super-spreader event, but disrespecting a sacred place.
#BREAKING: Protesters chanting "freedom" and "Lest we Forget" have swamped Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance.
RSL Victoria has condemned the demonstrators saying "it is not appropriate to use this hallowed location for any protest".
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“It’s the behaviour of thugs, of people who should be locked up.
“If some foolish extremist doesn’t want the jab, well good luck with that, but … if a tradie or construction worker doesn’t want to be vaccinated I’m sorry, but right now you shouldn’t be allowed to work.
“These violent protests [are] an insult to the thousands of tradies who are doing the right thing.”
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