Victoria Police investigate after elderly woman was pepper-sprayed at Saturday's protest

Posted September 22, 2021 by 6 News Staff

Victoria Police are continuing to investigate a viral incident at an anti-lockdown protest, where an elderly woman appeared to be shoved by an officer, before being pepper-sprayed.

It happened in the suburb of Hawthorn, where protesters clashed with authorities after the 'Freedom Rally' was moved from Melbourne's CBD due to a temporary shutdown of the public transport system.

Footage shows the woman, reportedly aged in her 70s, hitting the bitchumen after the confrontation with police.

On Monday, Victoria Police said they are "aware of a video on social media showing an interaction between police and a protester in Melbourne on Saturday."

Meanwhile, 6 News can now reveal exclusive photos taken at the scene in Richmond, at the beginning of the protest.

Images show 2 men being taken into custody just metres from a police station, and officers walking down Bridge Road.

 

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