August 7, 2020

Australia arrests two for planning anti-lockdown protest

Melbourne (AFP) – Australian police have arrested two men accused of planning an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne, an unusual move to stop an event that authorities said would put “lives at risk”.Police said Friday that the two men in their 40s had been detained after mobile phones and a computer were seized and both would be formally charged with inciting a criminal offence.The pair were arrested following an investigation into a protest of hundreds of people planned for Melbourne city centre on Sunday, police told AFP.The gathering would breach Melbourne’s wide-ranging lockdown — which en…


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