MORE than 200 protesters gathered at Bendigo's Lake Weerona on Saturday morning to publicly show their disapproval of vaccine mandates.
The protest was organised by the group, RelcaimTheLine, a group whose stated aim are to unite people, re-establish freedom and rights and claim to protect children's future.
One protester, Bendigo's David Thompson said the protests weren't about "being an anti-vaxxer" and were rather about people's rights and freedom.
Bendigo Police were in attendance on the day and said the protest was peaceful.
Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Kekich commended the organisers of the protest for their cooperation.
"It's what we are looking for in the community for people to have a peaceful protest and adhere to all the laws, which they did," he said.
Similar protests were held across the country today including Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Townsville, Warrnambool, Sydney and Adelaide.
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