Monthly Archives: September 2021
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Peaceful protesters who sought shelter at the War Memorial after being chased around the city streets by Ninja Turtles in Blue were later given an offer to leave without being arrested by police who had surrounded them. Unfortunately the police lied (surprise, surprise), because further down the road the protesters were arrested one by one. This is nothing new. Police always try to engage protesters and talk to them, playing the tactic of Good Cop, Bad Cop. Meanwhile, Vicpol put a gag order on media helicopters, so protesters inside the Shrine zone would not be aware what was being prepared outside: a setup for mass arrest.
Of course there was a real way out around the back, and some got out that way early enough to avoid arrest. If you want to be a protester in Melbourne, it’s best you familiarize yourself with the layout of the terrain you are protesting in. The way out was at the back and through the Botanic Gardens, where everyday people were getting their regulated two hours of exercise.
Being unaware of the true escape route and mistrustful of the police a number of protesters refused to leave.The group that remained, became agitated as police slowly moved up the steps of the Shrine and were ultimately pushed off the Shrine in time for the Evening News, who of course called the unarmed protesters violent and disgusting, while the riot police fired rubber bullets and let of tear gas explosions which sounded like gun shots while on the Shrine.
This is a new low for Victoria Police and the Andrews government, just when you thought they could not sink any lower. If the police had let the protesters go, the event would have ended in peace. But VicPol is a business and they needed to fund yesterdays operation, which is why they now plan to collect $1 Million in fines. Of course none of those fines will ever be paid, as they are simply a charade to stop people from exercising their rights.
All people want is a right to choose or not choose a particular medical treatment, but Covid Vaccines are now being mandated for many professions now, including construction workers and teachers, but of course not for police or politicians.
The hypocrisy and malevolence of the Andrews Government is astounding at any time, but desecrating the shrine with gunshot violence is so unspeakably shocking, it will make waves around the world.
Dan Andrews won’t go without a fight. He has got one now. Keep going. Police resources are getting more stretched Every Day.