Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has warned conspiracy theorist Eve Black that she might face penalties of up to $ 10,000 as the nation responded to her “selfish” acts.
Ms Black was suddenly arrested Wednesday in Melbourne, a week after being filmed laughing her way through a police checkpoint.
During his daily update on Thursday, Mr Andrews revealed 9998 total cases in the state including 723 in the biggest and most surprising update yet in 24 hours.
He also slammed those not following lockout measures, saying “it’s not about human rights, it’s about human life.”
“Seriously, like, this is not about human rights, this is about human life. This is not about some obscure nonsense you’ve read on a website. There are rules. There are laws in place. And everyone should follow them.
“Anyone who thinks this is a good thing to do, not only is it wrong but it’s not particularly smart, because Victoria Police are out there and they’re doing their job well.”
At last week’s coronavirus checkpoint, Ms Black, 28, sparked controversy and was branded selfish after sharing a video of herself arguing with a police officer.
She was detained in an arrest shortly before 2 pm Thursday, which prompted police to smash her car window.
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Police have called her acts “selfish, immature, stupid and needless,” while the Premier has imposed severe punishments for those who want to escape lockdown.
Her reaction triggered widespread outrage in the community and nationally as a surge of new cases swept from Australia’s east coast.
Members from the Dandenong Frontline Tactical Unit arrested a 28-year-old Warrandyte woman following a vehicle intercept in Carlton about 1:55pm today (29 July 2020). pic.twitter.com/dcvcaIX0RK
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) July 29, 2020