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A Holocaust survivor who famously forgave Josefe Mengele for subjecting her and her twin sister to horrific experiments at Auschwitz has revaled how he injected her with a virus in the hope of killing her.  

Romania-born Eva Kor and her twin sister Miriam arrived in Auschwitz with their family in the summer of 1944, aged 10. They were then separated from their parents and older sisters and kept with 3,000 other twins in a special barracks in the death camp. 

Eva passed away in Krakow in 2019 aged 85 during an annual education trip to Poland to visit the camp. In The Twins of Auschwitz, she shared her testimony of her experience of the camp and the experiments she was subjected to at the hands of ‘The Angel of Death.’

An updated version of the book will be republished posthumously on 6th August by Octopus books.  

Dr Mengele, a fervent Nazi physician, took advantage of the death camps to run pseudo-medicinal studies on inmates. He had a particular interest in twins, as he thought they held the key to multiplying the Aryan race. 

In her book, Eva recalled how the doctor injected her with a deadly virus, expecting her to die so he could kill her twin and perform autopsies comparing unhealthy and healthy organs. 

However, years after her traumatic experience, the Holocaust survivor publicly forgave the Nazis, including Menegele, for their crimes. 

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor opened up about her harrowing experiences of Auschwitz and Dr Mengele before her death in 2019. Eva and her twin sister Miriam arrived in Auschwitz with their family in the summer of 1944. They were then unceremoniously separated from their parents and older sisters and kept with 3,000 other twins in a special barrack in the death camp (pictured in 2015 in Berlin)

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor opened up about her harrowing experiences of Auschwitz and Dr Mengele before her death in 2019. Eva and her twin sister Miriam arrived in Auschwitz with their family in the summer of 1944. They were then unceremoniously separated from their parents and older sisters and kept with 3,000 other twins in a special barrack in the death camp (pictured in 2015 in Berlin)

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor opened up about her harrowing experiences of Auschwitz and Dr Mengele before her death in 2019. Eva and her twin sister Miriam arrived in Auschwitz with their family in the summer of 1944. They were then unceremoniously separated from their parents and older sisters and kept with 3,000 other twins in a special barrack in the death camp (pictured in 2015 in Berlin)

Eva said that up until her death, she was not certain of which experiments were carried out on her, or which substances were injected into her blood. 

Experiments carried on her sister Miriam would affect her growth and afflict her for the rest of her life.  

‘Later, I learned that Dr Mengele wanted to discover the secret of twinning. One goal of his experiments was to learn how to create blond-haired, blue-eyed babies in multiple numbers to increase the German population,’ Eva wrote in The Twins of Auschwitz. 

‘Hitler called Aryans, the blond and blue-eyed, white skinned Germans “The master Race” and we were his human guinea pigs.

Eva (right) and Miriam (left), pictured after the war, were the only members of their direct family to survive Auschwitz. Their parents and older sisters all died in the camp

Eva (right) and Miriam (left), pictured after the war, were the only members of their direct family to survive Auschwitz. Their parents and older sisters all died in the camp

Eva (right) and Miriam (left), pictured after the war, were the only members of their direct family to survive Auschwitz. Their parents and older sisters all died in the camp 

Dr Joseph Mengele was called 'the Angel of Death' for performing inhumane experiments on death camps inmates. By torturing countless Jews, Romani and people with disablities, he hoped to perfect the Aryan race

Dr Joseph Mengele was called 'the Angel of Death' for performing inhumane experiments on death camps inmates. By torturing countless Jews, Romani and people with disablities, he hoped to perfect the Aryan race

Dr Joseph Mengele was called ‘the Angel of Death’ for performing inhumane experiments on death camps inmates. By torturing countless Jews, Romani and people with disablities, he hoped to perfect the Aryan race 

‘To study other natural “abnormalities” and to try to figure out how to prevent genetic mutation, the subjects of Mengele’s research included dwarfs, people with disabilities, and Romani people,’ she added. 

Studies carried on twins monitored how physically and psychologically similar the siblings in Auschwitz were, by carrying measurements and exercises on the pairs.

‘They measured our earlobes, the bridges of our noses, the size of our lips, the width, shape and color our eyes. They compared the shade of blue of Miriam’s eyes to the blue of my eyes with a chart of eye colors,’ Evan recalled. 

The twins’ life was schedule around their time in the Mengele labs, where they would undergo painful and bizarre procedures.  

‘Three days a week we were forced to march to the labs in Auschwitz for intensive studies that left us exhausted,’ Eva wrote. 

HORRIFIC EXPERIMENTS OF THE NAZI ‘ANGEL OF DEATH’

Dr. Josef Mengele, an SS physician from 1943 to 1945, was known as the 'Angel of Death' for overseeing gruesome experiments at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland

Dr. Josef Mengele, an SS physician from 1943 to 1945, was known as the 'Angel of Death' for overseeing gruesome experiments at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland

Dr. Josef Mengele, an SS physician from 1943 to 1945, was known as the ‘Angel of Death’ for overseeing gruesome experiments at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland

Immaculately dressed, it was Josef Mengele who greeted doomed arrivals at the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, in occupied Poland.

With a flick of his gloved hands, the supreme arbiter of life and death would consign terrified prisoners either to work or to death in the gas chambers.

But many were condemned to an altogether more diabolical fate; they became guinea pigs upon his operating table as he pursued his berserk quest to clone blue-eyed Aryan supermen. Most of his victims died in terrible pain without anaesthetic.

Captivated by oddities, victims of Mengele’s medical experiments were chosen based on different eye colors, growth anomalies such as a clubfoot or a hunchback, giantism or dwarfism, twins and gypsies. 

A choice ‘specimen’ he sent to his lab for study was the head of a 12-year-old boy he was going to dissect.

Twins held a particular fascination for him and it’s estimated that he examined around 3,000 – but only 100 pairs survived. 

Mengele once impregnated one twin with the sperm from a different twin to see if she would produce twins.

When there was only one baby, one survivor claimed he tore the baby out of the mother’s uterus and threw the child into an oven and walked away.

Mengele had a doctorate in medicine from Frankfurt University, but used his knowledge in a sickening manner at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he performed experiments as an SS physician from 1943 to 1945.

The so-called Angel of Death was on the Allied commanders' most-wanted list from 1944, but he escaped to South America and was never found

The so-called Angel of Death was on the Allied commanders' most-wanted list from 1944, but he escaped to South America and was never found

The so-called Angel of Death was on the Allied commanders’ most-wanted list from 1944, but he escaped to South America and was never found

Although prisoners transferred to his wing to be studied escaped the gas chambers and were well fed, they often ultimately met an even more painful death.

Mengele regularly performed surgery without anaesthetic and would obtain bodies to work on simply by injecting chloroform into inmates’ hearts while they slept, which would kill them in seconds.

He was most interested in heredity and once tried to change the colour of children’s eyes by injecting chemicals directly into them.

Pregnant women were also singled out. He was known to have performed vivisections on them before consigning them to the death chambers.

Prisoners suffering from schizophrenia and depression were subjected to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

The goal was to treat incapacitated prisoners so that they could return to the work force.

Most of the experiments were unsuccessful and led to the death of the prisoners.

The so-called Angel of Death was on the Allied commanders’ most-wanted list from 1944, but he escaped to South America and was never found, despite the best efforts of private investigators and the Israeli secret service, Mossad.

He died in 1979 after suffering a stroke while swimming and thirteen years later, DNA tests proved his identity beyond doubt. 

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‘The other three days we were in the blood labs in Birkenau. One day melded into the next,’ she added. 

In the blood lab, the twins would all be injected with different unknown substances.  

‘I took those injections as the price we had to pay to survive,’ Eva explained. ‘We gave them our blood, our bodies, our pride, our dignity and in turn, they let us live one more day.’

‘In those days we didn’t know what the experiments were for or what we were injected with. Later, we found out that Dr Mengele purposely gave some twins dangerous, life-threatening diseases such as scarlet fever, then followed them with injections of something else to see if it cured the disease. 

‘Some injections were attempts to change the color of eyes,’ she revealed. 

‘Older girls many years after we were all liberated, told us Mengele had taken them to a lab and given them a transfusion of blood from a boy and had transfused their blood into the bodies of boys.’

The Twins of Auschwitz, by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri is published by Octopus on August 6

The Twins of Auschwitz, by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri is published by Octopus on August 6

The Twins of Auschwitz, by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri is published by Octopus on August 6 

‘He wanted to discover a way to change girls into boys and boys into girls. Many of these details I learned forty years later, such as the twin teenage boys who had some of their private parts cut off in Mengele’s quest to see if they could turn them into girls,’ Eva wrote. 

‘One of those boys died in his bed right next to his twin, who said later, “I could feel my brother’s body turning cold”.’

Eva revealed she herself was injected with a life-threatening disease as part of Mengele’s experiments, adding they did not inject her twin with the same substance. 

She was taken to the camp infirmary, a place, she said, which looked like the Valley of Death from scriptures.  

‘Dr Mengele laughed and said about me with a smirk: “Too bad, She is so young and has only two weeks to live”.’

‘I’ve since learned that Mengele knew what disease they had infected me with and how it would progress. It might have been beriberi (which affects the pulmonary system and can cause heart failure) or spotted fever. In all the years since, I have never found out for sure,’ Eva wrote. 

Powered only by her will to live, Eva managed to miraculously overcome her symptoms and was sent back to her barracks, where she was reunited with Miriam. 

However, she learned that her sister had suffered some consequences of her recovery.  

‘When I did not die as Mengele expected, Mirian was taken to the labs and given many injections that made her sick. The shots would stunt the growth of her kidneys, keeping them the size of a ten-year-old’s,’ she explained in the book. 

‘I did learn that Mengele had planned for me to die from the disease I had been given,’ Eva revealed.  

‘Mr Miklos Nyiszli, a Jewish prison and pathologist, wrote and published an eyewitness account about how Mengele routinely ordered pathologists to perform autopsies on twins who had died within hours of each other, an unique opportunity to compare the effects of disease on healthy and diseased bodies that were identical in most other ways,’ she explained. 

Eva and Miriam in 1935, aged four. The twins were always dressed in pretty dresses by their mother

Eva and Miriam in 1935, aged four. The twins were always dressed in pretty dresses by their mother

Eva and Miriam in 1935, aged four. The twins were always dressed in pretty dresses by their mother

Top row from the left, sister Aliz, father Alexander Mozes, sister Edit and friend Luci. Bottom row from the left: Miriam, mother Jaffa, Eva and cousin Shmulik before the war

Top row from the left, sister Aliz, father Alexander Mozes, sister Edit and friend Luci. Bottom row from the left: Miriam, mother Jaffa, Eva and cousin Shmulik before the war

Top row from the left, sister Aliz, father Alexander Mozes, sister Edit and friend Luci. Bottom row from the left: Miriam, mother Jaffa, Eva and cousin Shmulik before the war

‘If I had died in the infirmary, Miriam would have been rushed to the lab and killed with a shot of chloroform to her heart,’ she added.  

Miriam and Eva both survived the camp and were liberated by the Red Army on 27 January 1945. 

They returned to Portz, in central Romania, to the farm their family had owned before the war,  

However, they found that their parents and older sisters had not survived the camps, and had one aunt for only family, who managed to move them to Israel to escape the communist rule. 

Eva explained how she met her husband, Michael Kor in 1960, married him within weeks and followed him to the US where they settled in Indiana. 

The couple had two children, the eldest being a boy named Alex. In The Twins of Auschwitz, Eva revealed her children were bullied by other kids because she was not ‘like other moms.’ 

WHAT WAS THE AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP?

Auschwitz was a concentration and extermination camp used by the Nazis during World War Two.

The camp, which was located in Nazi-occupied Poland, was made up of three main sites. 

Auschwitz I, the original concentration camp, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, a combined concentration and extermination camp and Auschwitz III–Monowitz, a labour camp, with a further 45 satellite sites.

Auschwitz was an extermination camp used by the Nazis in Poland to murder more than 1.1 million Jews

Auschwitz was an extermination camp used by the Nazis in Poland to murder more than 1.1 million Jews

Auschwitz was an extermination camp used by the Nazis in Poland to murder more than 1.1 million Jews

Birkenau became a major part of the Nazis’ ‘Final Solution’, where they sought to rid Europe of Jews.  

An estimated 1.3 million people were sent to the camp, of whom at least 1.1 million died – around 90 percent of which were Jews. 

Since 1947, it has operated as Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, which in 1979 was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco. 

Since 1947, it has operated as Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, which in 1979 was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco

Since 1947, it has operated as Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, which in 1979 was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco

Since 1947, it has operated as Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, which in 1979 was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco

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Public perception of the Kors and other American Holocaust survivors changed when a documentary about the Holocaust aired in 1978.  

In 1995, Eva opened the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.    

Though the non-profit organisation, Eva and Miriam contacted hundreds of so-called Mengele twins who had survived the horrors of the camp and the Angel of Death’s inhumane experiments. 

Eva publicly forgave numerous Nazi officers in her later years, including Dr Joseph Mengele. 

She first decided to write a letter of forgiveness to a one Dr Munch, who had agreed to speak at a lecture with her in 1993. 

Eva said she felt a weight had been lifted off her shoulders after writing the letter. 

She did not consider writing one for Mengele until a friend challenged her to do so. 

‘At first I was adamant that I could never forgive Dr Mengele but then I realized I had the power now…the power to forgive. It was my right to use it. No one could take it away,’ she wrote for The Forgiveness Project. 

‘On 27 January 1995, at the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, I stood by the ruins of the gas chambers with my children – Dr Alex Kor and Rina Kor – and with Dr Munch and his children and grandchild,’ she recalled. 

‘Dr Munch signed his document about the operation of the gas chambers while I read my document of forgiveness and signed it. As I did that, I felt a burden of pain was lifted from me. I was no longer in the grip of hate; I was finally free,’ she went on. 

‘The day I forgave the Nazis, privately I forgave my parents whom I hated all my life for not having saved me from Auschwitz.’ 

‘Children expect their parents to protect them; mine couldn’t. And then I forgave myself for hating my parents.’

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John Farnham hits back after his iconic song was used in Melbourne’s anti-lockdown protest rally 

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The long-time manager of Australian music icon John Farnham has blasted anti-lockdown protesters after they performed one of his biggest hits during a rally.

Almost 700 protesters had vowed to swarm Melbourne’s CBD on Sunday for a mass demonstration against the Victorian government’s strict coronavirus restrictions for what organisers touted as ‘biggest protest yet’.

Instead, a small group gathered at Chadstone Shopping Centre in the city’s south-east, where about 50 demonstrators stood outside the Coles supermarket singing Farnham’s 1980s number one hit and Aussie anthem ‘You’re The Voice’.

One man held a guitar and others waved their phones in the air during the five minute singalong before the group scattered in different directions as police arrived.

Farnham’s manager Glenn Wheatley condemned the use of the music icon’s songs in anti-lockdown protests, adding it was against the wishes of the legendary performer.

John Farnham (pictured at the Falls festival in Fremantle in January) has distanced himself away from Sunday's anti-lockdown protest, where one of his biggest hits was performed

John Farnham (pictured at the Falls festival in Fremantle in January) has distanced himself away from Sunday's anti-lockdown protest, where one of his biggest hits was performed

John Farnham (pictured at the Falls festival in Fremantle in January) has distanced himself away from Sunday’s anti-lockdown protest, where one of his biggest hits was performed

He fears the public will assume Farnham personally endorses the protests happening across Melbourne in recent weeks when he actually opposes the demonstrations.

‘It’s something that John and I do not condone, the use of that song, particularly in a time in Melbourne where we are in Stage Four lockdown,’ Mr Wheatley told The Age

It comes five years after Farnham and his manager spoke out against his song being used by anti-Islamic group Reclaim Australia during demonstrations.

‘It was not meant to be a protest song, it was meant to be used as an inspirational song for nations and for people, not in a situation of what was an illegal protest,’ Mr Wheatley said.

‘I want to reiterate we support people’s right to protest, but there’s circumstances where the protest can be done, and taking to the streets of Melbourne today is not it.`

He told Seven News: ‘It’s very offensive to John and I that they choose to use You’re the Voice as a theme to this protest.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Wheatley for comment.  

It's not the first time John Farnham's hits have been used by anti-lockdown protesters. he's pictured performing at Fire Fight Australia at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in February

It's not the first time John Farnham's hits have been used by anti-lockdown protesters. he's pictured performing at Fire Fight Australia at Sydney's ANZ Stadium in February

It’s not the first time John Farnham’s hits have been used by anti-lockdown protesters. he’s pictured performing at Fire Fight Australia at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium in February

A handful of protesters gathered inside Chadstone Shopping Centre, in Melbourne's inner southeast, to sing John Farnham's 'You're the Voice' on Sunday after before scattering when police arrived

A handful of protesters gathered inside Chadstone Shopping Centre, in Melbourne's inner southeast, to sing John Farnham's 'You're the Voice' on Sunday after before scattering when police arrived

A handful of protesters gathered inside Chadstone Shopping Centre, in Melbourne’s inner southeast, to sing John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’ on Sunday after before scattering when police arrived

Anti Lockdown protesters wearing masks inscribed with 'come and take it' are seen in Chadstone Shopping Centre on September 20

Anti Lockdown protesters wearing masks inscribed with 'come and take it' are seen in Chadstone Shopping Centre on September 20

Anti Lockdown protesters wearing masks inscribed with ‘come and take it’ are seen in Chadstone Shopping Centre on September 20

Farnham is among the five million Melburnians currently living on Stage Four lockdown laws.

You’re The Voice was Australia’s biggest hit in 1986, and ranked number six in radio station Triple M’s ‘Ozzest 100’ most Australian songs of all time in 2018. 

It’s not the first time Farnham’s songs have been used during anti-lockdown protests. 

A man was arrested last week after he bellowed the iconic hit to more than 10 police officers in Melbourne‘s Royal Botanic Gardens. 

‘Are we going to sit in silence and sit in fear?’ he shouted as three officers ripped away his megaphone and grabbed his flag pole.

‘What for? What for?’ he shouts as they tackled him to the ground.

Earlier this month, neighbours in a Melbourne suburban street protest conducted a legal protest from their homes by playing some of Farnham’s biggest hits from their front yards. 

That’s Freedom, Chain Reaction and You’re the Voice were selected as the Farnsy classics to be played.

A livestreamed video posted on TikTok showed the darkened street coming to life where several neighbours can be seen standing in their driveways blasting Farnham’s hits.

Protesters waved their phones in the air as they chanted 'we're not going to sit in silence' with some pulling off their masks to sing a long

Protesters waved their phones in the air as they chanted 'we're not going to sit in silence' with some pulling off their masks to sing a long

Protesters waved their phones in the air as they chanted ‘we’re not going to sit in silence’ with some pulling off their masks to sing a long

A second video of Sunday’s protest at Chadstone showed police officers flooding into the centre, at which point protesters had already dispersed. 

Despite the rally lasting less than five minutes, an organiser said the flash protest was a ‘victory’ because police were caught off-guard. 

‘We were able to get in and out in about 50 minutes with so far no known arrests or fines,’ the organiser told the Herald Sun.

‘However Victoria Police spent many hundreds of thousands of dollars on PORT for today. We consider it their fine for opposing our freedom.

‘We’re going to relish in this victory.’   

The group were instructed to regather for another protest at Footscray Market, on the opposite side of the city, but the plan fell through. 

Members of Victoria Police patrol through Chadstone Shopping to break up a group of singing protesters but the group had already dispersed

Members of Victoria Police patrol through Chadstone Shopping to break up a group of singing protesters but the group had already dispersed

Members of Victoria Police patrol through Chadstone Shopping to break up a group of singing protesters but the group had already dispersed

The group could be seen holding up a flag as they paraded through the complex protesting Melbourne's lockdown restrictions

The group could be seen holding up a flag as they paraded through the complex protesting Melbourne's lockdown restrictions

The group could be seen holding up a flag as they paraded through the complex protesting Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions

Police swarmed into the centre (pictured) but the demonstrators had already fled the scene, with a plan to regather at Fitzroy Markets

Police swarmed into the centre (pictured) but the demonstrators had already fled the scene, with a plan to regather at Fitzroy Markets

Police swarmed into the centre (pictured) but the demonstrators had already fled the scene, with a plan to regather at Fitzroy Markets

A row then erupted among protesters over a lack of direction.  

At least five Public Order Response Teams arrived on the scene with security guards turning shoppers away from entering the centre. 

They were accompanied by hundreds of general police, who quickly set up road blocks in and out of Chadstone, and checked people’s licenses as they left the shopping centre.  

One man was detained and taken to a room in the centre for questioning after being asked to be escorted away from the media.

Two people were arrested and six fines have been issued as a result of the unlawful gathering.

‘Police will continue to play an important role in enforcing the directions of the Chief Health Officer and contributing to limiting the spread of the coronavirus,’ a Victoria police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘We acknowledge and appreciate the vast majority of the community who are doing the right thing. It is only a very small number of people that still choose to put the rest of the community at risk through their selfish behaviour.’   

Victoria police vowed to continue taking actions against those who breach the Chief Health Officer’s directions.  

Police will also continue to investigate those who attended Sunday’s rally.   

At least five Public Order Response teams arrived on the scene as security began turning shoppers away from entering the centre

At least five Public Order Response teams arrived on the scene as security began turning shoppers away from entering the centre

At least five Public Order Response teams arrived on the scene as security began turning shoppers away from entering the centre

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A group of masked and gloved police officers entered the complex in search of the 'freedom day' protesters

A group of masked and gloved police officers entered the complex in search of the 'freedom day' protesters

A group of masked and gloved police officers entered the complex in search of the ‘freedom day’ protesters

Security personnel guard the entrance to the shopping centre after the protest in Melbourne's inner southeast on Sunday

Security personnel guard the entrance to the shopping centre after the protest in Melbourne's inner southeast on Sunday

Security personnel guard the entrance to the shopping centre after the protest in Melbourne’s inner southeast on Sunday 

Screenshots of message exchanges between demonstrators were later shared on Twitter, with organisers expressing disappointment the Fitzroy Market rally had fizzled.

Another leaked correspondence showed protesters discussing how Footscray Markets were closed on Sunday, with someone offering Blackburn Lake, 11km north of Chadstone, as an alternative. 

However, a discussion in one group chat claimed news of the second protest was fake, made only to throw off police so those left in Chadstone could escape.

‘There are no more [protests] for today unfortunately. We had a successful protest but conditions didn’t allow the second one,’ a person using the alias Be Water wrote. 

But when asked by a fellow protester if that meant they should ‘just disperse’, the same author changed tune.

‘We wanted to move people out of Chadstone so that anyone stuck ‘shopping’ could leave, so we announced Footscray,’ Be Water added. 

Organisers have been planning Sunday’s flash protest over the past week using encrypted messages, with attendees ordered to remain within 10 minutes of the main location so they could stream to the area in unison. 

A photo shared online shows the poster issued to protesters instructing them to head to Chadstone Shopping Centre

A photo shared online shows the poster issued to protesters instructing them to head to Chadstone Shopping Centre

A photo shared online shows the poster issued to protesters instructing them to head to Chadstone Shopping Centre

Screenshots of message exchanges between demonstrators were later shared on Twitter, with organisers expressing disappointment the Fitzroy Market rally had fizzled

Screenshots of message exchanges between demonstrators were later shared on Twitter, with organisers expressing disappointment the Fitzroy Market rally had fizzled

Screenshots of message exchanges between demonstrators were later shared on Twitter, with organisers expressing disappointment the Fitzroy Market rally had fizzled

Protesters discussed whether Blackburn Lake, 11km north of Chadstone, could be an alternative after hearing the Footscray Markets were not open

Protesters discussed whether Blackburn Lake, 11km north of Chadstone, could be an alternative after hearing the Footscray Markets were not open

Protesters discussed whether Blackburn Lake, 11km north of Chadstone, could be an alternative after hearing the Footscray Markets were not open

In another group chat, one protester claimed news of the second protest was fake, made only to throw off police so those left in Chadstone could escape

In another group chat, one protester claimed news of the second protest was fake, made only to throw off police so those left in Chadstone could escape

In another group chat, one protester claimed news of the second protest was fake, made only to throw off police so those left in Chadstone could escape

The details of the location were released 30 minutes prior to the rally.  

In an Instagram poster promoting the event, organisers vowed to ‘flow like water’ during the main protest.  

Scouts and rogue cops will reportedly be feeding information about where police are conducting patrols. 

‘We are exceptionally thankful to the small number of Victoria Police officers who came forward and are willing to provide information,’ an ­organiser said.   

It comes a day after up to 150 protesters descended on Elwood and Elsternwick Park in Brighton on Saturday, resulting in 21 fines and 16 arrests.   

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The encrypted messages are being used to announce the ‘flash protests’ and to attempt to avoid police finding out the location of the planned rally

Melbourne remains in a Stage Four lockdown, meaning residents cannot leave their houses without a valid reason, and restrictions are in place to limit movement more than 5km from a person’s home.

The restrictions and both a State of Emergency and State of Disaster have been extended a further four weeks.

Multiple rallies have taken place in Melbourne over the past few weekends, with Victoria police responding with a heavy presence – handing out dozens of fines and making arrests.

Victoria recorded 14 new cases and five deaths on Sunday, the lowest daily increase since June and the tenth day in a row the state has recorded a daily infections increase below 50. 

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War veteran grandad, 89, dies after ‘being king hit by a fellow nursing home resident’

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An 89-year-old grandfather has died days after being ‘king hit’ at his nursing home by another resident and suffering a broken neck, his family claims. 

War veteran Robert Driver had been in his walker at the Macquarie View aged care facility at Bolton Point, Lake Macquarie, NSW, about 7pm when a dementia patient allegedly hit him from behind, knocking him to the ground.

‘That evening my father was hit from behind by another client of the dementia ward in a totally unprovoked and surprise attack,’ daughter Julie-Anne Jones told the Sunday Telegraph.

Macquarie View aged care facility at Bolton Point, Lake Macquarie, NSW where the shocking alleged attack occurred on the evening of August 20

Macquarie View aged care facility at Bolton Point, Lake Macquarie, NSW where the shocking alleged attack occurred on the evening of August 20

Macquarie View aged care facility at Bolton Point, Lake Macquarie, NSW where the shocking alleged attack occurred on the evening of August 20 

The family was told that the person who hit Mr Driver was known to be aggressive and had recently been transferred from another facility, Mrs Jones said.

Mrs Jones said her father, a former army lieutenant who also served with the RAAF was not taken to hospital immediately after the punch on August 20, but instead was put to bed for the evening.

The following day-he had difficulty breathing and a stiff neck and was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where it was discovered his neck was broken.

The break was in a critical juncture of the cervical cord which affected his breathing, and the hospital told the family they did not expect Mr Driver to survive.

He was transferred back to the nursing home to die, which he did on August 25, five days after being punched.

A post-mortem showed Mr Driver died from a cervical spinal injury and police are investigating the death.

NSW Police are investigating the alleged attack by a dementia patient in a nursing home

NSW Police are investigating the alleged attack by a dementia patient in a nursing home

NSW Police are investigating the alleged attack by a dementia patient in a nursing home

‘Why was my father put to bed and not taken directly to hospital? Everyone knows if you have a concussion you do not lay down,’ Mrs Jones said.

‘We want accountability for this incident. This was totally preventable.’

Daily Mail Australia contacted aged care home operator Bolton Clarke for a response on Sunday.     

Bolton Clarke chief operating officer David Swain told the Sunday Telegraph that management were working with both NSW Police and with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission after the incident.  

Mr Swain said both men had been residents of the special care dementia unit for residents with higher needs.

Registered nurses were on site and available at all hours, supported by clinical teams, he said, and a staff member had been present and responded immediately. 

NSW Police said the alleged attack took place at 7pm on August 20, they were awaiting the results of the post mortem and that a report would be prepared for the coroner.

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Barrister slammed for ‘offensive’ number plate – but he says nearly NO ONE knows what it means

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A high profile barrister was ordered to give up customised number plates on his bright yellow Lamborghini because they were deemed too offensive. 

But Peter Lavac, from Palm Beach in Sydney’s northern beaches, successfully challenged the Transport NSW order in the local court on September 1. 

Mr Lavac said 99 out of 100 people wouldn’t know that the letters ‘LGOPNR’ meant ‘leg opener’ – and that he was just ‘taking the p***’ out of himself. 

‘How can anyone be offended by something if they don’t know what the f*** it means?’ he asked The Sunday Telegraph

High profile barrister Peter Lavac was ordered by Transport NSW to hand in his customised number plates (pictured), which read LGOPNR, after they were deemed too offensive because the letters stood for 'leg opener'

High profile barrister Peter Lavac was ordered by Transport NSW to hand in his customised number plates (pictured), which read LGOPNR, after they were deemed too offensive because the letters stood for 'leg opener'

High profile barrister Peter Lavac was ordered by Transport NSW to hand in his customised number plates (pictured), which read LGOPNR, after they were deemed too offensive because the letters stood for ‘leg opener’

The former Hong Kong crown prosecutor, who has brought down gangsters and murderers during his career, said he resented anyone who tried to ‘violate’ his freedom of speech. 

He said the yellow and gold number plates were ‘tongue-in-cheek’ before slamming the ‘ridiculous woke movement fanatics’.

Mr Lavac successfully argued Transport NSW used outdated legislation and the letters weren’t offensive.

‘How could you possibly construe recreational sex between two consenting adults as ever being offensive or demeaning in any way, shape or form?’ he said.  

Despite the ruling in Mr Lavac’s favour, Transport NSW still want the number plates banned – and the barrister said he was ready to continue the fight. 

Mr Lavac (pictured) successfully argued Transport NSW used outdated legislation in their order and that the letters weren't offensive but the department is determined to get the plates back

Mr Lavac (pictured) successfully argued Transport NSW used outdated legislation in their order and that the letters weren't offensive but the department is determined to get the plates back

Mr Lavac (pictured) successfully argued Transport NSW used outdated legislation in their order and that the letters weren’t offensive but the department is determined to get the plates back

‘How many other little Aussie battlers who have similar bullying letters, have caved in and laid down and let (Transport NSW) walk all over them because they didn’t have my resources or legal expertise to stand up to this and challenge them?’ he said. 

The high profile barrister said the idea came during a chat with some mates who suggested the number plates should refer to his playboy reputation. 

He said there was no problem with his design when he submitted the application in 2019 and accused the department of being ‘bureaucratic bullies’.

Transport NSW Safety, Environment and Regulation deputy secretary Tara McCarthy said it often took time for the department to pick up on offensive content. 

Mr Lavac said it was ‘tough s***’ for anyone who found his number plates offensive.  

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