As the anti-lockdown protests and demonstrations grow over Australia for the COVID restrictions in the cities like Sydney and Melbourne, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has condemned the protests.
The demonstrations have grown in the major cities and the officials say the demonstrators have been increasingly aggressive and violent.
Prime Minister Morrison said the protestors are "selfish and self-defeating" and said they were at risk of spreading the coronavirus.
Morrison said there was no better way to control the delta variant of the coronavirus in New South Wales than by continuing a month-long lockdown. Meanwhile, the head of the New South Wales government has expressed strong dissatisfaction with the protests in Sydney, saying the ban was effective.
In the past 24 hours, two more people have died in New South Wales due to Covid-19.
Authorities opposed the protest with all available police forces, special services, and the army. The Australian government has called for a nationwide crackdown after a new wave of infections began.
With the advent of the highly contagious 'Delta variant', the strategy of closing the border, conducting quarantine programs, and occasionally shutting down has been challenged.