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on September 22, 2021 in World News

Australian police attempt to keep reporters from covering Covid-19 protests, back off after news outlet threatens legal challenge

Melbourne police partially backed off an order to keep news helicopters out of the sky over anti-lockdown protests after media pushed back with a legal challenge. Police said protesters were tracking cops’ movements via newsfeeds. Police in Victoria initially issued a blanket order to keep local news helicopters out of the sky over the Melbourne city center known as the CBD, according to 7 News Melbourne, which reported that it was filing a legal challenge to the rule on Wednesday along with fellow Melbourne broadcaster Channel 9. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority declared the airspace above Melbourne city center...

Melbourne police partially backed off an order to keep news helicopters out of the sky over anti-lockdown protests after media pushed back with a legal challenge. Police said protesters were tracking cops’ movements via newsfeeds. Police in Victoria initially...

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