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Protest Border

Protest Border

Protest on the Border - Should it go ahead?

Police have been investigating the planned protest rally set to be held at the border tomorrow morning in Wodonga.

It comes after a social media post urged people to gather at the Gateway Lakes before walking across to NSW.

Officers were looking to speak to the organisers on Tuesday to ensure social distancing will be complied with, and that other COVID requirements will be adhered to.

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