Melbourne Freedom Rally Turns Into Police Trap – 400 arrested and fined .
Newbie Protesters who believed that it was now legal to protest the harsh Victorian lockdown and Dan Andrews’ government of lies, found themselves encircled by VicPol, blocked in a three way intersection.
The police deliberately kettled people and pushed them together so they could not socially distance. And then they arrested them for not socially distancing. It was a set-up, pure and simple. If they had just allowed it to go ahead as planned, people would have spread out.
Instead, protesters were tackled, thrown to the ground, peppersprayed, arrested and processed, with around 4oo fines handed out.
If protest is really so dangerous, then why was the BLM rally not a superspreader? Or maybe it was? You can’t have it both ways.
What has become obvious, is that Chairman Dan is more than happy to send his private army to destroy dissenters.
Unfortunately some blame must fall on the organizers of this event who chose a problematic location and failed to keep people safe. Updates to “not let yourself be encircled ” and move “north” were sent, but were too vague to get their message across to people who believed that socially distanced protesting was legal.