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Wedding photographer at the forefront of Melbourne protests

A major public figure emerging from Melbourne's recent lockdown and vaccine mandate protests is wedding photographer-turned-live-streamer, Rukshan Fernando.

Fernando sides with the protest movement, and his immensely popular live streams have earned him a celebrity status at demonstrations, where he's often praised for broadcasting 'the truth'. Groups often break out into a chant of his name as he passes them by. While he describes himself as an 'independent journalist', many experts consider the content dangerous for 'amplifying the protest' and throwing fuel on the fire.