Protesters gathered in Victoria Square on Sunday to demand that the state’s COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, while calling for an end to mask-wearing.

Some attendees at the peaceful rally held signs labelling COVID-19 a “scam” and calling fear “the real virus”.

The protests took place during a week when South Australia moved to further ease restrictions across the state, with hospitality venues now permitted to welcome more people on premises.

Meanwhile, authorities in Victoria and New South Wales also announced the further easing of restrictions over the past week, following weeks of zero or few new cases.

Anti-lockdown rallies were also held in other cities throughout Australia, including Melbourne, Canberra and Perth.

Those in attendance at the Adelaide rally called for the removal of masks, QR codes and lockdowns while voicing their disapproval of vaccines.

In contrast to other previous anti-lockdown rallies interstate, no arrests were made at the Adelaide protest.

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