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Victoria again: And Andrews is asked about the ongoing anti-lockdown protests and the cost of the police response (which has been heavy and high profile). He does not know but says this of the demonstrators:
“It’s illegal, it’s selfish, and it can only do one thing and that’s the spread of this virus.
“It’s any protest… Stay home, follow the rules, and then you can make any protest you want in the future.”
Sixteen anti-lockdown protesters were arrested yesterday and 21 fined by police amid chaotic scenes. Images of police officers on horses chasing people in parks have been widely shared on social media.
Protesters said there would potentially be more protests today.