A pregnant woman has been arrested in her own home over a Facebook post allegedly inciting anti-lockdown protest in Victoria.
Why? because you simply cannot say or do what you want in Australia. Especially under Premier of Victoria dictator Dan’s rules. And he don’t care
Pregnant Zoe Lee, 28, was handcuffed in her lounge room in front of her children and partner on Wednesday afternoon and outrageously charged with incitement.
She was due to go for an ultrasound when she was arrested.
Several officers barged into the house in Miners Rest, Ballarat, northwest of Melbourne, with a search warrant and began reading the young mother her rights.
‘Excuse me, incitement for what, what on Earth? I’m in my pyjamas, my two kids are here,’ she said, clearly confused.
‘I have an ultrasound in an hour because I’m pregnant.’
Ms Lee’s alleged offending post linked to a since-deleted ‘Freedom Day Ballarat’ peaceful event she had created for 11am on Saturday on Sturt Street. The event she said was going to follow social distancing rules.
‘Anyone from Ballarat please join us in our fight for freedom and human rights!’ she wrote on Sunday with a link to the event page.
In the video, the increasingly distressed mother insists she wasn’t breaking any laws by creating the event.
The officer then replies that she had.
‘Actually you are, that’s why we’re arresting you in relation to incitement,’ police replied.
Ms Lee offered to delete the post that has seemly offended Dan Andrews as her boyfriend James Timmins tried to mediate while cradling their infant child in his arms.
‘How about she just doesn’t do the event? It’s not like she’s done it, she made a post,’ he said.
Police didn’t care, telling her: ‘You’ve already committed the offence.’
Ms Lee was distressed by this point and crying so much she could barely tell officers that she ‘didn’t realize’ she was ‘doing anything wrong’ in making the online event.
Police then seized all electronic devices in the house including those belonging to Mr Timmins and Ms Lee’s sister.
Ms Lee was charged with incitement released on bail to face Ballarat Magistrates Court on January 25 next year.
Her friends and family were horrified when they learned of the arrest via a Facebook post.
‘This is absolutely disgusting!! Why don’t they do their job and catch some real criminals. This fear mongering is ridiculous,’ one friend said.
‘This cannot be legal,’ another added.
A spokeswoman for Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia anybody thinking of ‘attending the protest… can expect a swift and firm response from police.’
‘We will have no hesitation in issuing $1,652 fines to anyone who is breaching the restrictions on the day, or making arrests if necessary.’
Regional Victorian towns like Ballarat are not in the ultra-tough Stage Four lockdown and are still in Stage Three, Dictator Dan has said it’s illegal for more than two people to gather.
Police consider any protests to be in breach of these rules and have proved willing to violently arrest anyone organizing or encouraging any gatherings.
Victoria Police claimed the protest would put lives at risk and anyone who showed up would be fined or arrested.
Funny, police never said that when BLM or Antifa were out protesting during lockdown around Australia.
Radio king-turned Sky News pundit Alan Jones was so enraged by seeing the video of Ms Lee’s arrest that he called on Victorian Premier Daniel Jones to resign.
‘Thankfully I am not the only Australian who thinks this is appalling, disgusting, and disgraceful,’ he wrote in a post to his Facebook page after the video went viral.
‘The only person guilty of incitement is the Premier of Victoria.
‘His outlandish grab for power, his disdain of any accountability is forcing people to behaviour simply designed to take back their freedom.’
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