Police made their first arrest as protesters against the blockade met outside Melbourne’s Luna Park and planned to march on the streets of St Kilda.
A group of police put the man in handcuffs around 12:25 pm on Saturday as they took him from a landmark in Melbourne.
A large number of police officers arrived at the popular theme park shortly before 12:00 pm, and police are now lined up at the front door of Luna Park.
Protesters communicating within an encrypted message chat have warned each other about the presence of police in St. Kirda as they planned ways to avoid arrests.
The threat of Saturday’s protests followed a series of week-round riots in Melbourne, with a planned “free rally” scheduled to take place in Sydney.
Protesters destroyed Melbourne’s CFMEU headquarters on Monday, and some threw bottles, flares, and rocks on CBD Street before hijacking the West Gate Bridge on Tuesday.
They then marched again on Wednesday, desecrating the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.
However, the protests on Thursday and Friday were furious as the number of attendees plummeted.
The organizers vowed to march daily after Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews ordered the entire industry to shut down for at least two weeks until construction workers were allowed to return to work.
Victorian police have been contacted for comment.
Police make first arrest as protesters plan to march outside Luna Park in St Kilda
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