Victoria Police

I was shocked to see footage on Wednesday of a pregnant Ballarat mother being handcuffed by police for organising an anti-lockdown protest through her comments on Facebook.

I can only imagine the types of unpleasant memories these overzealous actions have prompted for some of our fellow citizens who have come to Australia from non-democratic nations. While none of us want these protests to proceed, the stark contrast in approach to different protests raises serious questions about the Andrews government’s motivations.