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About 70 take part in Shoalhaven vaccination protest

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Shoalhaven Mayoral candidate Nina Digiglio was among about 70 people marching across the Shoalhaven Bridge on Sunday afternoon to protest against mandatory COVID vaccinations.

The protest was part of the national Reclaim The Line movement.

Disability workers, teachers, nurses and other health care workers joined parents walking with their children as they protested against the vaccination policies that have seen many take lengthy unpaid leave or lose their jobs.

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They include Ross Poulton's wife Bronwyn, who was a physiotherapist.

"In May last year my wife was warned if she came onto the premises she would be fined $5000, and her employer would be fined a greater amount," he said.

"So she took leave without pay, and I think it was about the beginning of October, she was fired."

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While some protested about losing their jobs, others carried signs raising concerns about losing the right to decide what happened to their own bodies.

"We believe the government is interfering with basic human rights by demanding the vaccinations, which don't work by the way, so we're her to protest that and to stand up for our freedoms," Mr Poulton said.

The protest march along the bridge footpath also included young parents walking with their children, carrying signs proclaiming their children should not be treated as science experiments.

Images: Glenn Ellard

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, protest, Nina Digiglio, Nowra Bridge, pandemic, Reclaim The Line