In Melbourne, Australia concrete cubes installed near pedestrian areas to protect against car attacks, draped and painted by local artists.
These protective blocks appeared in Melbourne after a car of terrorist attacks in Europe in nice, Berlin, London. Among the victims of the terrorist attack on London bridge were two citizens of Australia.
A month ago, on 5 June, in Melbourne, the police killed the attacker, who took a woman hostage in the quarter of Brighton. During the liberation operation, which killed one person and wounded three police officers, the criminal shouted: «I’m doing this on behalf of the «Islamic state» and «al-Qaeda». Later, the IG has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In December last year in Melbourne was prevented a series of «Christmas» terrorist attacks planned by Islamists.
Note that the practice of painting protective structures are popular in many countries of the world, where there is a war on terror. For example, in 2001, Israeli artists were painted concrete fence and temporarily installed along the streets of Ahlami in Gilo and protecting citizens from attacks from the village of Beit Jalla.