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Victoria – state of fear

Police persecute Covid critics without oversight or accountability

23 July 2022

9:00 AM

23 July 2022

9:00 AM

Declaring an amnesty for Victorians fined or arrested for peacefully exercising their rights during lockdowns is the only consistent way to end the confusion surrounding Victoria Police’s pursuit of charges against Black Lives Matter leaders.

This month the Age reported that Victoria Police had informed the organisers of a Black Lives Matter rally held in Melbourne’s CBD in June 2020 they would be dropping the charges against them for breaching the public health orders then restricting public gatherings to no more than 20 people.

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Morgan Begg is the Director of Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs

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