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In Australia, protests against quarantine have ended in clashes: hundreds of detainees. Video

10 officers were injured, six of them were hospitalized.

Residents of Australia took to protests in Sydney and Melbourne. Protesting against quarantine restrictions, reports with reference to.

According to media reports, clashes took place between the protesters and the police.

According to ABC, protesters threw water bottles and stones at police officers. In response, the security forces used pepper gas. According to the commissioner of the Northwest Melbourne Police Department Mark Galliot, 10 officers were injured, six of them were hospitalized.

It also reported that fewer protests took place in Brisbane and Adelaide.

According to TASS, more than 260 people were detained during the protests.

Australia reported 1,882 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday.

Tough quarantine restrictions have been in effect in Australia since mid-June due to the outbreak of the Delta strain coronavirus. At the same time, large cities are in strict isolation.