A Victoria Police spokesperson confirmed that a 25-year-old man from Bayswater had been charged with incitement because he allegedly encouraged people to break the instructions of the Chief Medical Officer of Health in Richmond on September 18.

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

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.

Activist Harrison Mclean. Credit:Facebook

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

On Monday, September 20, there were scenes of violence when a group of construction workers and others angry at the state government’s closure of construction sites and the vaccination mandate clashed with union officials.

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The next day, a large rolling demonstration swept through the city and protesters brought traffic to a standstill on the West Gate Bridge.

Hundreds of protesters occupied the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance for several hours on Wednesday and police fired at them with non-lethal bullets.

The dispersed attempts at demonstrations since then have been suppressed by the police. Protesters attempted to rally in St Kilda on Saturday, but hundreds of police rushed at the protesters, making numerous arrests.

Protesters vowed to assemble “every day” but took Sunday as a “day of rest”. On Monday, rally attempts in city parks quickly failed. A small group of people held anti-vaccination placards in Edinburgh’s North Fitzroy Gardens, watched by dozens of police, but the group quickly dispersed.

With Clay Lucas

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