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Coronavirus: Australian police clash with lockdown protesters; hundreds arrested

Australian police on Saturday clashed with anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne and Sydney as officials reported a record single-day rise in coronavirus cases.Mounted police used pepper spray in Melbourne to break up crowds believed to be over 4,000. Seven officers were injured and more than 200 people were arrested in the “violent and unlawful” protest, Victoria Police said in a statement.“While there were some peaceful protesters in attendance, the majority of those who attended came with…

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