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'Racism Protesters Should Be Arrested For Violating Lockdown Directive'

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The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has said that the Black Lives Matter protesters in the country should be arrested for violating the lockdown directives in the country.

Scott also caused an outrage in the country when he said that racism in Australia never happened.

Thousands of Australians took to the streets to protest, in support of their contemporaries in the United States, against systemic racism in the country, with protesters planning more protests in subsequent days.

Morrison said that the protesters who are violating the coronavirus lockdown should be arrested, as they are not observing the rule of social distancing, with the government finding it difficult to lift the lockdown in the country and further endanger the economy.

In an interview, Morrison was asked if the protesters should be arrested, he said, “I think they should.

“I think people wanting to take this further this weekend are showing great disrespect to their fellow Australians.”

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Australians are also fighting against the country's colonial past, the subject which was denied by the country's leader in an interview where he said, “there was no slavery in Australia”.

Activists and historians have criticised Morrison's denial of the country's sordid history, noting the enslavement of natives of Aborigines and Pacific islanders who were used to work on Australian sugar cane plantations.

In prisons across the country, Aboriginal Australians dominate the population, with over 400 deaths of the indigenous population recorded in the prisons in the last few decades.

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