Thousands will descend upon Sydney, Australia on Monday to protest against Attorney General Christian Porter, a member of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government, following an allegation that he raped a girl when he was a teenager in 1988, Reuters reports.
Why it matters: The43 protests planned across the country are likely to heap more pressure on Morrison, who has refused to consider an investigation on Porter after police closed theirs citing a lack of information. Porter has denied the allegation and said he will not step down.
- A rally outside the parliament building is expected to have some 85,000 attendees, per Reuters.
Morrison will now be missing two cabinet members when parliament resumes on Monday. His Defense Minister Linda Reynolds is facing calls to resign for failing to report that a government staffer came to her with another allegation of rape against an unnamed colleague. Reynolds and Porter are both on sick leave, per Reuters.
- The two developments have spurred a reckoning and national conversation on the sexual misconduct of Australia's most powerful politicians.