Anti-lockdown groups gathered at the Shrine of Remembrance, a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, with some demonstrators wearing no masks, holding signs, and were heard chanting "freedom" and "human rights matter," reported Reuters.
— Sam Cucchiara (@SamCucchiara9) September 5, 2020
Police were dressed head to toe in riot gear, as footage from social media shows clashes between demonstrators and police.
#BREAKING: I was violently ARRESTED today while covering the lockdown protest in Melbourne for @RebelNewsOnline.
It seems like JOURNALISTS aren't even safe anymore in Victoria.
Full story coming exclusively to https://t.co/oJpSxefEvU
RT with the world what's happening here. pic.twitter.com/0Y1mnU0OPq
— Avi Yemini ???????????????? (@OzraeliAvi) September 5, 2020