Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases

The Australian state's premier says "we must go harder" after a surge in new coronavirus infections. The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed new lockdown measures after a surge in coronavirus infections. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the restrictions would come into effect on Sunday at 18:00 (09:00 BST). …

Tanks on UK streets warning over local lockdowns could need military presence | Daily Mail

The current 'volatile and highly complex situation' means the UK will face 'grave challenges' in maintaining public order, according to a paper considered by SAGE in July. Serious public disorder in the coming months could 'overwhelm all attempts' to control coronavirus and 'catastrophically' undermine recovery plans, scientific advisers have warned. The current 'volatile and highly …

Trump’s ‘law and order’ is starting to look like martial law – CNN

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/20/politics/what-matters-portland-protests-federal-agents/ (CNN)The strange and frightening images of unidentified military-looking men taking protesters off the streets of Portland, Oregon, and into unmarked vans may be headed to a city near you if that city is, as President Donald Trump declared Monday, run by "liberal Democrats." This is sketchy stuff. And it's not a good look for a …