“SELFISH” Victoria Police double-down on pregnant woman arrest

Victoria Police has attacked people planning protests as “selfish” and double-downed on their decision to arrest a pregnant woman over a Facebook post.

Assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius admitted the “optics” of the mother’s arrest were “terrible” but maintained people who were planning to protest Daniel Andrews were “selfish”.

He said he was “satisfied” police officers acted appropriately by arrested the mother in front of her children.

“I would be the first to acknowledge the optics, for want of a better description, arresting a pregnant female, it’s never going to look good,” he said.

“The optics of arresting someone who is pregnant is terrible.

“Take the selfish option and leave home to protest, we’ll be ready for you”.

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