Chaos on the streets of Melbourne today as clashes broke out between police officers & Victorians marching in opposition to Daniel Andrews and ongoing lockdowns.
The otherwise peaceful march through the city was marred by an escalation of violence when police attempted to block people in front of Parliament House. From that moment there was tension in the air, leading to a clash in front of Flinders Street Station where police deployed guns with rubber pellets and fired into the crowd as some protesters threw projectiles and flares towards the police.
It is possible that many of these clashes could have been avoided, as the aggressive police actions did not stop the protesters from marching elsewhere in the city.
This is my highlights report of the protest, there is an unedited livestream available at this link: https://fb.watch/7wsX_mhPfo/