Mum Pinned Down by Australian Doomsday Cult Gestapo, Left Bruised and Battered
As daughter begs "get off my mum, she's in pain"
Shocking footage has emerged showing a mother being pinned to the ground by three police officers for allegedly breaking COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
The dramatic incident, which left the mum with horrific bruises under her arms, took place in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne‘s south-west on Saturday.
The confronting footage, filmed by her daughter, shows the blonde woman screaming as the officers hold her face-down on the footpath and handcuff her arms behind her back.
Her terrified daughter is heard begging the officers to get off her mum, shouting ‘she’s in pain, she said she’s in pain’.
In a Facebook post, written by a friend, it was alleged the police officers deliberately pinched her mother during the arrest, leaving her battered and bruised.
In the post, it was claimed they had been standing ‘with a poster about Russian politics’ when she was pinned down, before both women were issued a $1,652 fine each for breaching coronavirus restrictions.
The footage was captured during Melbourne’s stage three lockdown, when residents were banned from leaving their homes for anything but shopping for food and essential items, care and caregiving, daily exercise, work and study.
Since the city was placed in a harsher stage-four lockdown premier Dan Andrews has promised to crackdown on those disobeying draconian lockdown rules.
He announced on Wednesday there would be more police and Australian Defence Force personnel out in force ensuring residents are abiding by the directions of the Chief Health Officer.
Huge fines of up to $19,826 for individuals and $99,132 for businesses will apply to anyone caught breaking the rules.
‘Those doing the wrong thing will cop a fine from Victoria Police, because the only way to beat this deadly virus is if we all follow the rules,’ Mr Andrews said.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton issued a warning to anyone refusing to follow the rules.
‘If you’re not doing the right thing, we will not hesitate to issue infringements, to arrest you, to detain you where it’s appropriate.’
The footage from Saturday begins with the blonde woman face down on the footpath surrounded by three police officers.
As the three hold the woman on the ground, her daughter can be heard being questioned by two other officers.
A female officer is then heard asking for her to show them her ID.
‘You need to take this seriously,’ the officer can be heard saying.
‘You won’t be arrested if I can confirm your ID.’
The daughter then argued that she was not doing anything wrong, claiming she was just going for a walk.
‘You are doing something wrong, you are out in contravention of the COVID restrictions,’ the officer said.
A spokesman from Victoria Police said the women were stopped as they were demonstrating on the corner of Heaths and Derrimut Road in Hoppers Crossing .
‘The two females were requested to state their names and address, and produce identification as they were in breach of the Chief Health Officer’s directions,’ the spokeswoman said.
‘After numerous attempts from police to have the females provide their details which was refused, they were both arrested. One of the females resisted arrest, and had to be taken to ground during the incident.
‘Both females were issued with a $1,652 fine each for breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions and were released pending enquiries on further charges.’
The incident happened a day before Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster in Victoria as the COVID-19 cases continued to spike.
On Sunday, Melbourne was placed under a police enforceable curfew of 8pm until 5am until at least September 13 as part of a Stage 4 lockdown.
Melburnians can only leave their homes between these hours for work, care-giving, medical reasons or on compassionate grounds.
The city’s 4.9million residents have also been banned from travelling more than 5km from home to do their shopping – and only one person from each household can leave at any time.
When the footage was filmed, Melbourne was in Stage 3 lockdown – meaning residents could only leave the house for essential reasons.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria police for comment.
Source: The Daily Mail