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    The arrest of a woman in Australia for promoting an anti-lockdown protest online has drawn criticism, after video of the incident went viral. Footage shows officers handcuffing pregnant woman Zoe-Lee Buhler, 28, in her home in Victoria on Wednesday in front of her partner and children. She starts crying during the arrest, telling police: “I didn’t realise I was doing anything wrong.” Authorities have defended the officers, saying they acted appropriately. Victoria has been in lockdown since July to curb a coronavirus outbreak that has fuelled Australia’s second wave. Authorities have imposed stay-at-home rules and a curfew in Melbourne, the state capital. The lockdown has closed many businesses and banned gatherings around the state. Many people support the measures but others oppose them, and they have been targeted by a fringe anti-lockdown movement. #BBCOS #BBCOutsideSource

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    1. There has to be a VERY high bar for limiting the right to protest. Particularly protesting limitations on freedom as widespread as there have been (regardless of what you think of those limitations).
      This virus does not meet that bar.

      If this were as dangerous as Ebola and as contagious as the measles, then let’s talk. Even then, if enough people think it should be protested, despite the danger, even then it has to be considered.

      And “incitement” to protest. Really? Organizing is now illegal too, there.

      Is this what we learned from China’s response to the virus? This is what the west decides to emulate from the Chinese government? Really?

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