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Australia sex assault protests pressure Morrison to deliver reform

Thousands join 'March 4 Justice' rallies as high-profile political scandals burn

Protesters in Sydney join nationwide demonstrations on March 15 over the treatment of women in Australian politics, following explosive sexual assault allegations.   © Reuters

SYDNEY -- Swirling scandals over alleged sexual assaults and toxic politics brought tens of thousands of protesters into Australia's streets on Monday, cranking up pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government.

"I'm really angry about the injustice; I am so pissed off that we have to do this," said Dianne, who joined the "March 4 Justice" rallies in Sydney. Demonstrators, mostly women, turned out in towns and cities across the country -- including Canberra, where a crowd gathered outside Parliament House to demand change.

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