According to a story by Australian news website News.com.au, the government in the state of Victoria in Australia has shut down the construction industry due to violent protests. Construction workers are protesting mandatory vaccinations in their industry, as they are expected to show proof of vaccination to employers in the industry.
The Victorian construction industry will be closed in locked down parts of the state for two weeks in response to violent protests in Melbourne, according to the story.
“The immediate shut down action is being taken to reduce movement, minimise transmission and allow for the entire industry to appropriately adapt to the chief health officer directions, including increasing vaccination rates,” a press release from the Andrews government said.
According to the article, "all sites will be required to demonstrate compliance with prior to reopening, including the requirement for workers to show evidence to their employer of having had one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine before they return to site on October 5."
Protests have taken place across the world, including in the U.S., this year as governments have put COVID-19 vaccine mandates in place for workers from all industries. Read the full story here.
Watch scenes from the protests in Melbourne:
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