Cop It Sweet - Occupy Melbourne

Over 1000 people marched from the State Library of Victoria to Treasury Gardens on 29th October 2011 as part of the ongoing Occupy Melbourne protests.

Our boys and girls in blue were on the streets again today, dodging criticism for the use of brutal strong arm tactics against the public when evicting the Occupy Melbourne protest from City Square on the 21st of October.

The police were out in force to protect the people of Melbourne from other people of Melbourne who were undertaking dangerous activities such as walking, gathering in parks, and utilising public spaces to discuss capitalism, democracy and corporate greed.

NOTE: Police violence is not a joke, but we think violent police deserve our ridicule. We hope you find this satirical performance amusing while also condemning the shocking and unacceptable actions of the Victorian Police. We recognise the trauma associated with people's experience of this, and that this violence is disproportionally directed at people of colour, sex and gender diverse people, indigenous people, those without class privilege, those who suffer from mental illness and other marginalised groups. We acknowledge that this video was filmed on stolen Aboriginal land. This video contains mock violence.

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