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Public transport services have been disrupted and roads have closed across the country as thousands of people flood CBD streets for the Black Lives Matter protest.

Public transport services have been disrupted and roads have closed across the country as thousands of people flood CBD streets for the Black Lives Matter protest.

The Department of Transport Victoria stated public transport and roads in Melbourne's CBD, including Spring Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street, were impacted by the planned protest on the steps of Parliament.

Trams on Bourke Street, Swanston Street, Collins Street and Flinders Street were diverting or operating in shortened sections. City Circle trams were not be operating until after 5pm.

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Motorists are unable to access Spring and Bourke Streets and Spring and Collins Streets. Victoria

Parade and Nicholson Street is also closed.

There are delays in surrounding streets in the CBD. Drivers and passengers have been asked to avoid the area if they can.

Town Hall station in Sydney's CBD was also closed until 4pm.

https://twitter.com/TrainsInfo/status/1269109283842600965

Trains in the city continued to operate, but none stopped at Town Hall station.

NSW Transport advised passengers to plan to use alternative stations and change their travel routes accordingly.

NSW Transport advised passengers to plan to use alternative stations and change their travel routes accordingly.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-protest-town-hall-station-closed-due-to-illegal-black-lives-matter-protest-in-the-cdb/75c4bf88-81d5-49cd-a59d-a30f942b73b7

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