Some guy tried to ride a horse over the Queensland/NSW border during today’s anti-lockdown protest and even the horse was having none of it.

The clown brigade came out in full horse… I mean force today, as hundreds of protesters “walked across the Griffith street border entry” in Coolangatta, according to one eyewitness account.

In a video shared by the Courier Mail, a man in a pair of acid-wash jeans can be seen on horseback attempting to cross the border. Fortunately, the horse seems to be smarter than its owner and stopped right at the blockade put in place by police.

The man can also be heard yelling: “Cross the border. Everyone cross the border, they can’t hold all of us”. However, no one actually followed him.

At around noon on Sunday, a group of what the Courier Mail are calling a “2000-strong-crowd” gathered at the QLD/NSW border chanting “you work for us” to police.

A plane also reportedly flew across the sky with a banner reading: “Tweed zero cases. Why lockdown insanity?”

Which is factually correct because Queensland residents free from lockdown have had zero cases of community transmission of COVID-19 for the second day in a row. However, the same can’t be said for NSW, which recorded 830 new COVID-19 cases today and three deaths.

So it honestly makes zero sense that they’d want the border open when there are still that many daily cases in NSW. But something tells me logic may not be this person’s strong point.

In some more positive news: NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the state is seeing close to 50,000 vaccinations being pumped out per day.

“It takes us to almost 58% of New South Wales residents who have now had their first dose of vaccine,” Hazzard said at a press conference today.

“And almost 31% have had two doses.”

Yep, the quicker we get vaccinated and stop horsin’ around, the sooner we’ll be out of this mess.


All adult Aussies (yep, even if those of us under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a GP. Click here to see which clinics are offering it, and talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.

Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.

The best vaccine is the first one you can get, and that’ll be our ticket out of this mess.

Image: Facebook / Courier Mail