Anti-vaccine protesters blocked a bus driving through Canberra on TuesdayThe driver attempted to move through them prompting them to attack the busOne man tried to pull the keys out of ignition while others banged on windows
A group of so called ‘freedom’ protesters have been captured in shocking footage harassing a bus driver after he tried to move through their rally in Canberra.
The driver slowly moved towards the group who were blocking Northbourne Avenue in the city’s centre at about 11.45am on Tuesday, prompting those in the rally to accuse him of trying to mow them down.
Many then lashed out at the bus, banging on its side and front windows while one man wrestled with the driver to try and take his keys out of the ignition.
Another protester jumped onto a rail at the front of the bus and started swearing at the driver.
‘Look at this, he just drives all over, he just crashed into us,’ one demonstrator filming the collision said.
‘Get his number plate!’ said another.
Eventually one of the group members leading the pack shouted at the protesters to move on as they continued their march to Parliament House.
The demonstration was made up of about 100 people from religious groups, sovereign citizens and Covid deniers all banding together to protest against vaccine mandates.
Chants of ‘stop the jab, there is no emergency’ rang out through the streets of Canberra in yet another anti-vaccination protest seen in the city.
ACT Police confirmed they are investigating the matter while Transport Canberra City Services said the bus driver would be provided with support.
ACT Police confirmed they are investigating the matter while Transport Canberra City Services said the bus driver would be provided with support
Just last month up to 20,000 demonstrators, united in their opposition to any compulsory vaccination, streamed through Canberra to assemble across several huge lawns at Parliament house.
At least three were arrested including one who allegedly drove a truck through a barrier.
Even One Nation leader Pauline Hanson joined the thousands for the Canada-inspired ‘Convoy to Canberra’ rally, who appeared to represent many different causes and carried a wide array of anti-authority signs, messages and flags.
The huge rally forced the cancellation of a major Canberra fundraiser for suicide prevention hotline Lifeline, whose organisers were concerned about safety.