South Australia Police faced international condemnation on social media after they declared that the walking of dogs is prohibited under new coronavirus restrictions.
On Wednesday, after a South Australian woman asked the South Australian police whether she could take her dog for a walk under new restrictions in the state, the official police account responded, “Hi Andrea, You cannot leave the house to walk the dog or to exercise.”
Hi Andrea, You cannot leave the house to walk the dog or to exercise.
— South Australia Police (@SAPoliceNews) November 18, 2020
Social media users around the world, from the United States to Berlin, reacted with shock and horror at the restrictions.
“At what point do we call this Tyranny?” declared actor and comedian Rob Schneider, prompting Metro Station musician Mason Musso to reply, “Right now.”
At what point do we call this Tyranny? https://t.co/C9ReWek6Cv
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) November 19, 2020
— MASON (@TheMasonMusso) November 19, 2020
We used to laugh when reading stories about the KGB. https://t.co/JnlvpCrr6L
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) November 19, 2020
Good lord. https://t.co/nO1YKApsyS
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) November 19, 2020
House arrest. Literally. https://t.co/y2gyt6ctyD
— Philip Holloway ⚖️✈️ (@PhilHollowayEsq) November 19, 2020
2020, year from hell: https://t.co/t6vXBrEipb
— Wierd Duk (@wierdduk) November 19, 2020
Give thanks for the US Constitution https://t.co/FxRYfVQaKm
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) November 19, 2020
— Jason Clary (@IamJClary) November 19, 2020
Hi Andrea, you should probably just sit in the same spot on the couch watching Netflix until you die. To be safe. https://t.co/ctR6YICkyV
— Katrina B Haydon (@katrinabhaydon) November 19, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 19, 2020
This ain’t it, chief. https://t.co/z2r5LTJVTt
— Tom Harwood (@tomhfh) November 19, 2020
Andrea, walk the dog and get it to take a 💩 on the doorstop of the police station.
— Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) November 19, 2020
A six day lockdown — which has temporarily shut down schools, cafes, and funerals — has been enacted in South Australia in response to 22 coronavirus cases.
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