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Melbourne lockdown protesters sing John Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice’ exterior Coles Chadstone

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Anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne have gathered to belt out John Farnham’s basic You’re The Voice exterior a Coles within the metropolis’s southeast, claiming the stunt as a “victory” towards Victoria Police.

The fleeting refrain at Chadstone Buying Centre, from the group dubbed Guardian Angel, lasted just a few minutes earlier than they scattered to keep away from the arrival of police.

A couple of dozen protesters, most of which had been carrying masks, sang the long-lasting Aussie monitor simply after 1pm Sunday. One man could possibly be seen holding a guitar.

In a media launch, the group claimed to have caught police “utterly off-guard” and stated members had thus far escaped any arrests or fines.

“We’re going to relish this victory,” the assertion stated.

The discharge stated a “few hundred” activists attended however a video posted to social media doesn’t seem to point out that many individuals.

Officers from Victoria Police’s Public Order Response Staff (PORT) arrived quickly after to comb the buying centre, however the group had already fled.

“We had been capable of get out and in in about 50 minutes … Nonetheless Victoria Police spent many a whole bunch of 1000’s of {dollars} on PORT as we speak. We think about it their positive for opposing our freedom,” the group stated.

A woman is detained by police at Elsternwick Park on Saturday. Picture: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
A lady is detained by police at Elsternwick Park on Saturday. Image: Darrian Traynor/Getty Photos

Guardian Angel is planning a second protest on Sunday at a location but to be introduced.

Victoria Police on Saturday arrested 16 anti-lockdown protesters and slapped 21 with fines following a protest at Elwood.

In whole 150 fines for basic breaches of public well being orders had been handed out throughout Victoria on Saturday, together with 19 for failing to put on a masks and 42 for curfew breaches.

It got here every week after Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius stated having to entrance the media to concern repeated warnings to activists flaunting the legislation was like “a canine returning to eat his personal vomit”.

“As I’ve beforehand stated, as was repeatedly stated, it’s in the meanwhile illegal to depart dwelling to have interaction in protest exercise,” he stated.

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