Melbourne’s New Anti-freedom Law

After reading about the recent protests in Istanbul after the death of Berkin Elvan,

i was appalled to find that the anti-protest laws have passed in Melbourne, Australia,

a city i once considered my second home.

This, especially, smacks of a move against freedom of association:

The change will also allow the courts to issue an exclusion order preventing those repeatedly told to move on from entering a particular public space for up to 12 months. The maximum penalty for breaching an exclusion order is two years’ imprisonment.


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