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January 26, 2021

Three hundred at Millions March Mullum

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Around 300 hundred people gathered in Mullum on Friday to protect against 5g 5G and vaccination.

Police say that around 300 people gathered for the ‘Millions March Mullum’ on Friday.

Two controversial issues were the motivation for the rally and march in Mullumbimby – protesters wanted to raise their voices against 5G and Vaccination.

The event started as people rallied near the Byron Shire Council chambers and marched through the Mullumbimby township to hear speeches in the grounds of the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Photos Jeff Dawson


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10 COMMENTS

  1. It is a sacrosanct rite of birth that all humans have freedom of choice. We choose where to live, who we associate with, the type of religion we follow, the food we eat and so it should be our choice to the type of health care we adopt.
    No Government should force any individual to be inoculated against their will. To take into their bodies any substance which maybe harmful to their health or the health of others. This right needs to be enshrined in law.
    As it is we have seen our PM directly attack families with his No jab No pay policy, which adversely affected those parents, who rely on the Child support funding and who need child care services. He also took a snipe at NRL players who refused this years Flu shot. They’re right to do so.
    Dr. Katie Attwell, a senior lecturer and academic researcher at the Uni of West Australia who specializes in mandatory vaccination policy across Australia is researching possible tactics Governments can use.
    There is so much more to this, beyond which I can write now.
    But if people want to get vaccinated. It s their right to do so. If they don’t it’s also their right. If vaccines work those vaccinated should have no concerns around those who don’t. Some my like to use other methods of protection, like homeopathy, vitamins, diet. It’s their choice. The Govt need to understand we value Free Will and they need to mandate this in law for the future protection of us all.

  2. And not a mask in sight in these photos. But no doubt this group will all be self isolating for two weeks. What‘s that – social distancing and masks are part of the medical tyranny? We know better than the medicos and bugger the consequences for everyone else if we’re not the enlightened elite we think we are. What is the justification for this gathering? The 5g tower for Mullum is on hold and no one’s told them they have to have a vaccine!

    The Mullumbimby population seems to conclude that any information that is mainstream is suspect and must be resisted because everyone is out to fill their minds with falsehoods – or they simply know better (somehow). Ironically this is becoming so widespread in Mullumbimby that it must be in danger of becoming the new mainstream! What a bind – how will they know who to call ‘sheeple’?

  3. Fantastic show of healthy humans speaking up for a fair and safer community and world. I was there
    Interesting reading people’s opinions ..masks are just as much a risk of sharing contamination each time it is touched after being worn. People are sensible enough to stay home if they are sick.
    What is scary is that people are being fooled and they don’t even realise it.
    Love you Mullumbimby!

  4. Not all of us in Mullumbimby harbour those crazy notions. They get publicity because their craziness is so outrageous.
    But it’s best just to ignore the entrenched ignorance. There are better things to do with our time.

  5. Hi Garry. We have to guard against draconian measure and I must admit that no job no pay/play grates. But it’s my understanding that there are exemptions granted on genuine medical and other extenuating concerns. No, those who are vaccinated do not have an automatic 100% guarantee of its effectiveness. It’s why health departments aim for herd immunity – to reduce the likelihood that the odd occurrence of immunity failure doesn’t come in contact with the disease (because there is less exposure to it because fewer are carriers).

    I’m glad my grandchild in child care is sheltered from a growing level of ignorance brought about by vaccines becoming victims of their own success. Because of the demographics of parents accessing childcare they and their children are also likely to be in contact socially with families with babies under 3 months who will not have been fully vaccinated.

    If there is a compelling reason to opt out of vaccination fair enough. If it’s because:
    * you have read something some celebrity said on Facebook and you wish to live vicariously through their aura of glamour and importance
    Or
    * taking this stand makes you feel like a modern-day Copernicus
    Or
    * you just like snubbing advice
    it’s probably not a bad thing to have a bit of a financial incentive to prod a little deeper into the research (a wide range – not just what pops up when you google ‘vaccine dangers‘) The financial impact on you is minor compared with the public health expense of disease and the grief to parents who lose children.

  6. It just gives this whole area a bad reputation, people ranting with out the fact, just believing hear say and idiots.

    Get over themselves, the virus is real, not crested by 5 G or Bill Gates.

    We all need to be vigilant and keep to physically distance and hand sanitizer.

    It’s not right when I work with people who are doing the right thing and staying home, and missing family.

    They are all too selfish ?

    Go home and get some facts.

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