Two Truckies Slapped With Fines Following M1 Covid Protest

With a third man also fined

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Two interstate trucks have been slapped with a hefty fine following a Covid-19 protest that blocked the M1 for over an hour on Monday. 

The 'freedom of choice' rally which caused massive disruptions on the Gold Coast M1, involved a small handful of drivers protested against Queensland's mandatory vaccinations for essential workers to cross the border. 

A 33-year-old NSW man and a 35-year-old Victorian man have been issued massive fines for their participation in the protest. 

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The two men were fined for failing to comply with moving heavy vehicle and for stopping on a freeway. 

A 35-year-old van driver was also charged for stopping on a freeway and for obstructing the path of drivers. 

There were whispers of a second rally which was due to occur on the Tuesday but never came to fruition. 

Truck driver involved in the protest, Tony Fulton posted a video on the Tones Truckin' Facebook page following the rally. 

Mr Fulton claimed the rally was only a "minor inconvenience" to the public and many of the drivers affected by the protest, were in support of the rally. 

“It didn’t go 100 per cent to plan obviously, but it did still work and it got the message across and there was a lot of support there,” he said.

“...And even the cars who got caught in the effort, as soon as we moved on they started overtaking us. We had that many beeps and thumbs of support even though they were in it."

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Georgie Marr

1 September 2021

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