More than 200 people were arrested after a protest over Covid-19 vaccine mandates at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance on Wednesday, September 22, SBS reported, citing police.Footage posted by Herald Sun journalist Sarah Booth shows the protesters standing on the steps of the war memorial. The crowd can be heard chanting “you serve us” to the police.The police then advance on protesters; small bangs and smoke can be seen rising from the steps of the shrine as the crowd flees in the opposite direction.Wednesday’s demonstration were the latest day of protests in Melbourne by construction workers in retaliation to a Covid-19 vaccine mandate implemented across the industry by the Victoria government. Credit: Sarah Booth | Herald Sun via Storyful
A gallery in Essex which transformed to help distribute food to the vulnerable and gave out free school meals has been awarded the title of Museum of the Year. Firstsite art gallery in Colchester bagged the award at a ceremony in London, crowning off the venue's tenth anniversary. The modern arts organisation displays a mix of historic and contemporary art from around the world, and has a focus on building relationships with artists and the local community.
Jonathan Brearley said "well above" hundreds of thousands of customers could be affected. Speaking to MPs at a Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee (BEIS) hearing, he also said it was difficult to put a figure on how many firms would go out of business, adding: "We are going to want to have a 'lessons learned' after this." The gas spike caused two domestic energy suppliers to go out of business last week.
A Strictly Come Dancing celebrity hopeful is said to be “furious” they have been partnered with a dancer who has reportedly refused to have the Covid vaccine. Anger has been growing and James Jordan was among the toughest of critics calling for the three dancers who have allegedly refused to have the Covid jab to be sacked from the show. BBC has refused to comment on the Covid vaccination status of the professional dancers but a spokesperson vowed the strict government guidelines remain in place to ensure the safety of the show.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany will stop paying compensation to unvaccinated workers who are forced into quarantine by coronavirus measures as it is unfair to ask taxpayers to subsidise those who refuse to get inoculated, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday. The rules, which will be implemented by the governments of Germany's 16 federal states, will take effect by Oct. 11 at the latest, Spahn said, confirming the details of a draft document seen earlier by Reuters. Critics have said such rules would be equivalent to a mandate for COVID-19 vaccinations because many workers cannot afford to stay at home without pay.
‘I’m loving life,’ says first CBeebies presenter with Down’s syndromeGeorge Webster, a 20-year-old actor from Leeds, was overwhelmed by the reaction to his first BBC show George Webster became the first BBC children’s presenter with Down’s syndrome on Monday morning. Photograph: Paul Husband/CBeebies
Carlos the Jackal, the Venezuelan militant who was behind some of the biggest terror attacks of the 1970s and 1980s, appeared in a Paris court Wednesday in an attempt to have one of his three life sentences reduced.
Parked vehicles have created a steel barrier which stretches for miles along the US border with Mexico in the latest measure to deter migrants from crossing into Texas. Around 8,600 people remain at the camp beneath the Del Rio International Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande from Texas to Mexico's Ciudad Acuna, after more than 3,000 migrants were moved. Law enforcement officers on horseback were pictured using what appeared to be aggressive tactics against the migrants - and a barrier has now been set up along the border, using vehicles belonging to the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety.