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Former QLD premier states that coronavirus restrictions are “illogical”

    Tens of thousands of Australians took part in protests across the country on Saturday despite the risk of coronavirus. Picture: AAP/Morgan SetteSource:AAP


    A former Queensland politician says there is “no justification” for ongoing coronavirus restrictions after the Black Lives Matter rallies.

    Questions have been raised over the future of coronavirus restrictions after tens of thousands of people gathered at Black Lives Matter rallies across the country on Saturday.

    Most protesters wore face masks and used hand sanitiser as they marched in protest of police brutality in Australia and the United States.

    But social distancing proved difficult, with many forced to huddle shoulder-to-shoulder as crowds swelled in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.

    “If we can have this protest then there is no justification for the ongoing (illogical) restrictions on our lives,” former Queensland premier Campbell Newman tweeted on Saturday, along with an aerial view of the huge protest in Brisbane.

    “I bet the protesters’ details weren’t recorded as would be required at any pub, club, restaurant or gym,” he added.

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