According to the Herald Sun, protesters met at Parliament House at midday before later surrounding Melbourne West Police Station. One protester went into the police station to serve officers with paper work, the Herald Sun reported. It is unclear why.What did we see in Victoria’s violent protests?
“What we saw today was a group of protesters that came together, not to protest freedoms, but simply to take on and have a fight with the police,” Victoria Police Commander Mark Galliott said. Selective media was broadcast to highlight violent clashes.What was the Richmond protest all about?
Demonstrators turned out in Melbourne to protest against lockdown measures, as they swarmed in front of traffic in Richmond, in the Victorian capital’s inner-suburbs. If you turned on the television last night, you would hear talking heads describing how protesters were ‘angry men’ who were only ‘looking to cause mayhem’.What is happening in Melbourne’s CBD?
Melbourne’s beating heart, the CBD and inner suburbs, became almost silent this morning — other than the sound of police and media helicopters. A Brave New World Order. Melbourne is already in lockdown, so a ‘double lockdown’ zone applied across up to 360 square kilometres of the city.