Dog walking mum-of-four arrested by six police officers at anti-lockdown protest

A 69-year-old dog walker screamed hysterically as she was arrested by six police officers during an anti-lockdown protest.

Concerning footage captured the moment the mum-of-four was stopped by officers in Elsternwick Park, Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. People were complaining about coronavirus restrictions.

In the clip, the women can be heard yelling as she is surrounded by several officers: "Give me my phone!" Two officers then pull her hands behind her back to handcuff her.

One of the officers ordered her: "Keep your hands behind your back, you're under arrest."

The grandmother begins wailing 'no' and attempting to briskly walk away from police before she is cornered at a fence and handcuffed.

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She is then escorted to another area of the park to speak with officers, who remove the cuffs and hand her a penalty notice.

Speaking after the distressing incident, the woman broke down in tears and said: "It hurts. I have never been treated like this in my life."

The woman then collapsed on the ground and curled into a ball crying.

Victoria Police refused to comment on the arrest.

Around 150 people gathered to protest against Melbourne's lockdown restrictions on Saturday, which include a curfew between 9pm and 5am and reasons for leaving the house limited to shopping for food and essential items, care and caregiving, daily exercise and work.

Victoria Police issued 21 fines and arrested 16 demonstrators as people clashed with officers during the rallies.

Multiple demonstrations have taken place in Melbourne over the past few weekends as conspiracy theorists, coronavirus deniers, and fed-up residents call for the end of lockdown.

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