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Australia PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

Protests against police brutality and in support of Indigenous Australia’s are planned this weekend across the country’s largest cities, and organisers expect thousands to attend.

By: Reuters | Sydney | Updated: June 5, 2020 1:14:42 pm
Australian PM, Scott Morrison, free trade, Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, Papua New Guinea, world news Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison urged citizens to reconsider due to the pandemic. (REUTERS)

Australians should not attend planned protests against the death of black American George Floyd in U.S. police custody due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

Protests against police brutality and in support of Indigenous Australia’s are planned this weekend across the country’s largest cities, and organisers expect thousands to attend.

But Morrison said people should reconsider their planned action due to the threat of spreading coronavirus.

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