Melbourne protest activist Harrison Mclean is charged with incitement


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A spokeswoman for Victoria Police Department confirmed that a 25-year-old Bayswater man was charged with incitement for allegedly being killed on Jan.

The man was released on bail to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on April 11, 2022, the spokeswoman said.

Activist Harrison Mclean. Credit:Facebook

Mr. Mclean also describes himself on his website as an “Australian entrepreneur and innovator” and a libertarian activist with a background in physics and computer science.

Last week, anti-lockdown activist Monica Smit successfully appealed her bail terms to the Supreme Court in a legal challenge, which was also funded by supporters.

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Melbourne’s anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination protest movement has continued since the September 18 protests.

Violent scenes erupted on Monday 20 September when a group of construction workers and others clashed with union officials angry over the state government’s closure of workplaces and the vaccination mandate.

The next day, a large, rolling protest swept across the city and protesters stalled traffic on the West Gate Bridge.

Hundreds of protesters occupied the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne for several hours on Wednesday and police shot them in non-fatal rounds.

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Since then, isolated attempts to protest have been suppressed by the police. Protesters attempted to gather in St. Kilda on Saturday, but hundreds of police officers swiftly cracked down on protesters and made numerous arrests.

The demonstrators promised to gather “every day” but took Sunday as a “day of rest”.

Attempts to regroup in parks across the city on Monday quickly fizzled out. A small gathering of people held anti-vaccination signs in Edinburgh Gardens at North Fitzroy, which were watched by dozens of police officers, but the group quickly dispersed.

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