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Vegan Protesters Block Downtown Melbourne In Coordinated Action Across Australia

In Queensland, protesters arranged a deal with the owners of a slaughterhouse: The activists would unchain themselves if the owners handed over three sheep and agreed not to file a complaint.
Animal rights protesters link arms to block an intersection in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, on Monday. Source: Ellen Smith

Vegan protesters brought the central business district in Melbourne, Australia, to a halt for two and a half hours on Monday morning. In Queensland, activists broke into a slaughterhouse and negotiated the release of three sheep.

The protests were part of a coordinated action intended to promote veganism and bring attention to conditions at Australia's factory farms.

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