PROTEST GOES AHEAD
Despite intensive targeting and warnings by authorities, civil liberty advocates in Victoria have still managed to attend the “Melbourne Freedom March” today.
As a result, seven lockdown protesters who took to parliament house have been arrested and dozens of others fined by Victoria Police.
It is claimed protesters were arrested after they refused to provide their details to police, leading to yet another confrontation between free thinkers in Melbourne and the police state:
Police attended on foot and on horseback, revealing they issued 27 fines this afternoon for breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s directions.
This includes 24 fines which were issued “for leaving home for a non-essential reason”. One person was fined $200 for not wearing a mask:
Police recently warned that anyone who attended the protest would be fined or arrested for the “completely flagrant breach” of COVID-19 directives from the health department.
Please see raw footage of some of the events embedded directly below:
Metropolitan Melbourne has been under tough stage-four restrictions for almost a week now.
The scenes follow earlier news that organisers of the event had their homes raided and were arrested prior to the event commencing.
We will continue to follow these developments.
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