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COVID vaccines

Pro and anti-vaccination protesters take to streets in Australia

Nationwide vaccinations are voluntary, but states have mandated shots for many jobs

Protesters march through the streets while holding a banner and placards during the demonstration. (Sipa via AP Images)

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -- Several thousand people took to Australia's streets on Saturday protesting COVID-19 vaccination mandates, while smaller crowds gathered to support the measures that have elevated the country to be one of the most inoculated in the world.

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