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originally posted by: kwakakev
This is how I got ARRESTED at the protest on Saturday
Avi Yemini talks about the incident of his arrest, what happened and the lead up to events. He also discusses how some of the other media where treated and responded to events during the protest. Avi Yemini is now on a police list for nightly visits for trying to report the news.
Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has revealed on radio the police were not consulted before the implementation of a curfew in Melbourne, claiming it was the Chief Health Officer's idea.
His comments contradicted remarks made by Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton who denied being involved in the decision and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews who claimed the curfew in Melbourne was designed to help Victorian police enforce lockdown rules.
Premier Daniel Andrews has dismissed suggestions he made a “captain's call” in relation to Melbourne’s strict curfew.
"I wouldn't describe it in those terms. If you want to describe it that way, then that's entirely a matter for you," he said.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has defended his government's curfew laws as a strictly "law enforcement issue" to ensure Victoria Police weren't "spending hundreds of hours clearing out Maccas carparks".
"It was never an academic exercise and it's not a matter of public health advice, it is a law enforcement issue, he said.
"I'm not going to ask police to spend hundreds and hundreds of hours clearing out Maccas carparks in the suburbs with pop-up gatherings; illegal house parties - the list goes on.
"The drags down at Springvale Junction where I live. All of that is a waste of police time and is doing nothing but spreading the virus. None of that is happening now."