Australian police clash with anti-lockdown protesters after failing to suppress dissent with overwhelming force, threat of arrests

Clashes erupted with police in Melbourne, Australia after a crowd of anti-lockdown protesters gathered to demand an end to weeks of draconian restrictions, despite an all-out effort by authorities to prevent demonstrations.

The protesters, who reportedly numbered in the hundreds, showed up in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond on Saturday morning to denounce government lockdown policies.

Police previously attempted to shut down all transport into Melbourne’s Central Business District using a series of checkpoints, but that merely prompted organizers to shift locations.  

Brief clashes with officers were captured on film, with protesters seen hurling bottles as police responded with pepper spray.

A massive police response was seen in aerial photos taken by local media, showing riot lines closing in on a crowd of demonstrators.

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