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Protesters clash with police in Darwin during demonstration against vaccine mandate

Angry protesters have clashed with police in Darwin as they a demonstrated against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines in the Northern Territory.

9News understands there were several scuffles with punches reportedly thrown at police. Officers used capsicum spray to subdue some of the protesters.

Northern Territory Police said seven arrests were made in relation to the protest.

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Lockout laws are currently in force in Darwin in response to a growing COVID-19 outbreak.

The snap lockdown, which started yesterday, is scheduled to lift midnight on Sunday.

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Lockout laws are currently in force in Darwin.

It comes weeks after the Northern Territory announced it will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory across most public-facing roles.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced the sweeping mandate, as he revealed the territory will soon begin to open to fully vaccinated travellers from hotspots.

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