Coronavirus Australia: Upset mum cries after attending failed Covid truckie protest

An anti-lockdown mum has filmed herself hysterically sobbing after turning up to a non-existent truckie protest.

The woman, who posted the video to social media, wails into her phone saying she wasn’t unable to pick up her unwell son from school because she was going to attend a rumoured demonstration on a freeway.  

‘We can’t even friggin’ blockade any more. Our strongest Australians, these guys, can’t even make a stand,’ she said, pointing her camera at trucks driving past. 

‘What happened to us? “She’ll be right mate”, no we f*cking won’t.’

Truckies have been staging protests against Covid lockdowns and mandatory vaccines, after several haulage companies told drivers to get the jab. 

The mother wails into her camera for several minutes saying the Australian spirit is gone after a rumoured truck blockade failed to materialise on Tuesday

The mother wails into her camera for several minutes saying the Australian spirit is gone after a rumoured truck blockade failed to materialise on Tuesday

The mother, dressed in a shirt with the Australian flag emblazoned on it, claims she left her child unwell at school just so she could be in attendance, despite no protest being carried out.

‘My son’s in sick bay at school and I can’t be there to pick him up because I’m here doing this,’ she sobs into the camera.

‘I’ve failed as a mother because I’m trying to protect him in 10 years time.’

She repeatedly references a 10-year period as crucial, saying Australians need to ‘wake up’.

‘Do you not see where this is going in 10 years time?’ the woman cries. 

‘I f*cking turned up and I had hope and I don’t. This Australian spirit we all talk about – “let’s help each other out, let’s be a community, let’s do the right thing by each other”. 

‘P*ss off, just p*ss off with that.’

The woman references other attempted blockades in Victoria and Queensland, suggesting she may have been at the rumoured protest on the M1 motorway near Wyong heading southbound to Sydney.

Traffic was backed up for several kilometres on the M1 south of Brisbane after Tony Fulton (left) led a protest blocking off the highway to rally against Covid-19 lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations

Traffic was backed up for several kilometres on the M1 south of Brisbane after Tony Fulton (left) led a protest blocking off the highway to rally against Covid-19 lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations

Traffic was backed up for several kilometres on the M1 south of Brisbane after Tony Fulton (left) led a protest blocking off the highway to rally against Covid-19 lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations

An anti-lockdown protester is seen speaking to police and media in Martin Place on Tuesday (pictured), with a total of 573 fines issued to members of the public during the day of action

An anti-lockdown protester is seen speaking to police and media in Martin Place on Tuesday (pictured), with a total of 573 fines issued to members of the public during the day of action

An anti-lockdown protester is seen speaking to police and media in Martin Place on Tuesday (pictured), with a total of 573 fines issued to members of the public during the day of action

‘I am so let down, I don’t know what’s going on in Victoria, I don’t know what’s going on the M1 but I had hope, I really did.

‘She’s not alright, mate.’ 

A truck blockade in Queensland earlier this week stopping food distribution throughout the country sparked rumours of a similar demonstration on the outskirts of Greater Sydney.

The demonstration was held on the M1 in Reedy Creek, south of Brisbane, by furious truckies who promised to bring the major highway to a standstill on Monday.

Pictured: Traffic backed up on the M1 at Reddy Creek, south of Brisbane. The protest was announced only an hour earlier to thwart police

A single truck is seen blocking the road during a failed protest in New Zealand (pictured) on Tuesday after the secretly planned day of action against lockdowns

A single truck is seen blocking the road during a failed protest in New Zealand (pictured) on Tuesday after the secretly planned day of action against lockdowns

A single truck is seen blocking the road during a failed protest in New Zealand (pictured) on Tuesday after the secretly planned day of action against lockdowns 

Traffic was backed up for several kilometres after the protest began at 6am on Monday, having been announced just an hour earlier to thwart police. 

The truckies broke the blockage at 7am after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson – who was supporting the rally – told them it was time to move on. 

Tony Fulton, a popular Australian truck driver who has legions of fans on his Tones Truckin Stories social media page, said he was prepared to be arrested to stand up for ‘Australian rights’.

‘We want to end these lockdowns – we don’t want forced vaccinations and we want to open up the country and learn to live with the virus,’ he told 7News while standing in front of the blockade.

He earlier posted a video vowing to take part in the protest and telling his followers he’s ‘more scared’ of the life-saving vaccine than the virus – which has so far claimed the lives of 4.5 million people across the globe. 

‘I’m someone that does a bit of research,’ Mr Fulton claimed.

‘From what I’ve seen from my research with credible scientists and doctors and stuff, I do not want to get this vaccine.

‘I am more scared of the vaccine than the virus. Honestly it scares the living hell out of me.’   

Michael Corrigan, 52, (pictured) has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor: Ragnarok

Michael Corrigan, 52, (pictured) has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor: Ragnarok

Michael Corrigan, 52, (pictured) has appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor: Ragnarok

It comes amid growing discontent across the country about the endless Covid lockdowns and border closures, which have seen families separated and thousands out of work.

Scores of protesters attended 69 coordinated ‘silent protests’ to rally against the never-ending lockdowns and ‘compulsory’ Covid-19 vaccination on Tuesday. 

A horse-riding Hollywood stuntman went on a bizarre tirade at one of the protests in northern New South Wales, slamming ‘childless’ female leaders and comparing the plight of Australia’s Aboriginal population to the ‘unvaccinated’. 

Michael Corrigan, 52, who was recently fined $7,000 for riding his horse through border blockades at a coronavirus demonstration in Coolangatta on August 22, once again appeared on horse back at another anti-lockdown rally at Murwillumbah on Tuesday. 

The fired-up crowd cheered him on as he spouted anti-vaccination conspiracy theories and took aim at Gladys Berejiklian and Annastacia Palazczuk. 

‘Where are the strong men in Australia?’ he shouted from atop his white horse.

Across the rest of Australia on Tuesday thousands of protesters unleashed on state governments holding dozens of coordinated 'silent protests' against never-ending lockdowns and compulsory Covid-19 vaccination (pictured on the Gold Coast)

Across the rest of Australia on Tuesday thousands of protesters unleashed on state governments holding dozens of coordinated 'silent protests' against never-ending lockdowns and compulsory Covid-19 vaccination (pictured on the Gold Coast)

Across the rest of Australia on Tuesday thousands of protesters unleashed on state governments holding dozens of coordinated ‘silent protests’ against never-ending lockdowns and compulsory Covid-19 vaccination (pictured on the Gold Coast)

The stuntman was previously filmed riding a white horse through the streets of Coolangatta chanting 'cross the border. Everyone cross the border, they can't hold all of us' (pictured on August 22)

The stuntman was previously filmed riding a white horse through the streets of Coolangatta chanting 'cross the border. Everyone cross the border, they can't hold all of us' (pictured on August 22)

The stuntman was previously filmed riding a white horse through the streets of Coolangatta chanting ‘cross the border. Everyone cross the border, they can’t hold all of us’ (pictured on August 22)

‘Isn’t it disappointing that the five women including the two premiers, the two chief health officers and the Queensland state commissioner, are all women?

‘As they roll out the vaccination for our children, do you know how many children those women have? None. And they roll out experimental vaccinations for our children.

‘They don’t know what it’s like to hold your child when it’s born, to rear your child and to love it.’   

With double-dosed Australians set to receive more freedoms in the coming weeks when national vaccination targets of 70 and 80 per cent are reached, those refusing to get the jab are growing increasingly outraged.

Mr Corrigan even compared the supposed plight of anti-vaxxers to that of Australia’s Aboriginal population.  

A man is detained by members of Victoria Police during a protest near Government House on Tuesday in Melbourne

A man is detained by members of Victoria Police during a protest near Government House on Tuesday in Melbourne

A man is detained by members of Victoria Police during a protest near Government House on Tuesday in Melbourne

‘I feel sorry for the Indigenous people who fought and lost against the English and then they fought in the second world war alongside the rest of us, came home and were treated like second-rate citizens,’ he said during his protest speech.

‘They couldn’t get into pubs. They couldn’t get into cafes. They couldn’t get into theatres. Does that sound familiar?

‘The unvaccinated are being segregated from society and our freedom of speech is getting killed.’

There were a total of 79 separate demonstrations across NSW alone on Tuesday, with police arresting more than 150 people for breaking health orders banning gatherings to stop the spread of Covid-19. 

Just after 5pm on Tuesday, NSW Police confirmed officers had arrested 153 people and issued almost 600 fines across various pockets of NSW.

Others were charged with a variety of offences including various breaches of the public health order, assault police, resist arrest, refusing to comply with police direction, and failing to move on.

A total of 573 fines were issued to members of the public, for offences including not wear fitted masked covering in prescribed outdoor gathering ($500), not comply with noticed direction – COVID-19 ($1000), and unlawfully participate in outdoor public gathering – stay at home order ($3000). 

ARRESTS AND FINES DURING DAY OF COVID PROTEST ACROSS NSW

A total of 573 PINS were issued, including not wear fitted masked covering in prescribed outdoor gathering ($500), not comply with noticed direction re s7/8/9 – COVID-19 ($1000), and unlawfully participate in outdoor public gathering – stay at home order ($3000).

Central Metropolitan Region:

Parliament House: 3 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Government House: 7 arrested and 6 PINs issued

Hurstville Council: 6 PINs issued

Rockdale Council: 3 arrested and 43 PINs issued

Waverley Council: 4 arrested and 14 PINs issued

Randwick: Up to 30 people dispersed on police arrival

Inner West Council-Petersham: 1 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Sutherland Shire Council: 4 arrested and 27 PINs issued

North West Metropolitan Region:

Hornsby Council: 3 arrested and 3 PINs issued

Ryde Council: 1 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Dee Why Council and Mona Vale Library: 3 arrested and 20 PINs issued

Katoomba Council: 10 PINs issued

Penrith Council and MP Office: 3 arrested and 43 PINs issued

Hawkesbury City Council: 8 PINs issued

Blacktown Council: 5 arrested and 20 PINs issued

Mosman Council: Up to 15 people dispersed on police arrival The Hills Council: 6 arrested and 9 PINs issued

South West Metropolitan Region:

Pheasants Nest truck stop: 1 PIN issued

Fairfield City Council: 6 arrested

Cumberland Council: 1 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Bankstown Council: 1 arrested and 7 PINs issued

Camden Council: 1 arrested and 4 PINs issued

Picton Council: 1 arrested and 10 PINs issued

Campbelltown Council: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Liverpool Council: 2 arrested and 4 PINs issued

Canada Bay Council: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Strathfield Council: 3 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Roselands Shopping Centre: Up to 50 people dispersed on police arrival

Campsie: 1 arrested and 1 PIN issued

Northern Region:

Tweed Heads PD (Tweed Shire Council-Murwillumbah, Byron Bay Shire Council-Mullumbimby, MP Office-Tweed Heads, Sleepy Hollow Vehicle Rest Area): 3 arrested and 25 PINs issued

Richmond PD (Lismore Council, Kyogle Council, Ballina Council, MP Office-Ballina): 11 arrested and 24 PINs issued

Coffs-Clarence PD (Coffs Harbour City Council, Clarence Valley Council-Grafton, Bellingen Shire Council, Clarence Valley Council-MacLean): 19 arrested and 19 PINs issued

Mid North Coast PD (Hastings Shire Council, Nambucca Valley Council, Kempsey Shire Council): 2 arrested and 21 PINs issued

Manning-Great Lakes PD (Mid Coast Council Chambers-Taree): 5 arrested and 20 PINs issued

Hunter Valley PD (Scone Local Council, Singleton Local Council, Cessnock Local Council): 4 arrested and 6 PINs issued

Port Stephens-Hunter PD (Maitland Local Council, Port Stephens Local Council): 5 arrested and 12 PINs issued

Newcastle City PD (City of Newcastle Council): 1 arrested and 12 PINs issued

Lake Macquarie PD (Lake Macquarie City Council): 8 arrested and 11 PINs issued

Tuggerah Lakes PD (Central Coast City Council-Wyong): 4 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Brisbane Water PD (Central Coast City Council, Gosford): 2 arrested and 10 PINs issued

Southern Region:

Wollongong Council: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Goulburn Council: 1 arrested and 5 PINs issued

Southern Highlands (Moss Vale) Council: 2 arrested and 6 PINs issued

Shellharbour Council: 1 arrested and 3 PINs issued

Cooma Post Office: Six people dispersed on police arrival

Albury Council: 1 arrested and 9 PINs issued

Berrigan Council: 1 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Bega: 5 PINs issued

Moruya: 1 arrested and 10 PINs issued

Nowra: Up to 40 people dispersed on police arrival

Ulladulla: 2 arrested and 2 PINs issued

Griffith Council: Up to 15 people dispersed on police arrival

Wagga Wagga Council: 2 arrested and 4 PINs issued

Snowy Mountains Council-Tumut: About 18 people dispersed on police arrival

Western Region:

Tamworth Council: 1 arrested and 9 PINs issued

Gunnedah Council: 9 PINs issued

Mudgee Council: 3arrested and 8 PINs issued

Bathurst Council: 20 PINs issued

Armidale Council: 4 PINs issued

Inverell Council: 1 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Glen Innes Council: 2 arrested and 11 PINs issued

Uralla: 1 arrested and 8 PINs issued

Orange Council: 4 arrested and 14 PINs issued

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