Police seize devices in yet another example of brazen tyranny.
Shocking video footage out of Melbourne, Australia shows a pregnant woman being arrested in front of her children in her own home for the ‘crime’ of organising an anti-lockdown protest on Facebook.
The clip shows police entering the woman’s house and presenting her and her husband with a search warrant. The woman is then told she is under arrest in relation to “incitement” before being handcuffed.
The woman explains that she is pregnant and has an ultrasound in an hour, but officers are undeterred, telling her she is being arrested for a Facebook post in which she organised an anti-lockdown protest.
The woman explains that she is happy to delete the post, but the officer says “you’ve already committed the offence” and then tells her that the search warrant authorises police to “seize any computers, any mobile devices you have.” Clearly distraught the woman is then heard saying “I didn’t realise I was doing anything wrong, this is ridiculous,”
This woman is not the first Australian to have their house raided, and be arrested for the crime of organising a protest in a supposed democracy. Authorities have also given themselves the power to have police remove children from the custody of their parents in order to ensure compliance with coronavirus rules.
Police in Melbourne also announced that they would be using surveillance drones to catch people who don’t wear masks and to keep track of cars that travel further than 5km from home. Authorities have also been given the power to enter people’s homes without a warrant and perform quarantine spot checks.
As Rita Pahani points out, when Black Lives Matter protesters organised and gathered in their thousands to demonstrate, they faced no opposition from authorities whatsoever. In London two protests were happening simultaneously: An anti-lockdown protest and a Black Lives Matter rally. These two events happened on the same day, at the same time, a short distance from one another, whilst organisers of the anti-lockdown protest were arrested and fined £10,000, organisers of the BLM rally were allowed to protest unhindered.
Free speech is alive and well, just as long as it's not against the authorities.