An anti-masker who travelled to get her nails done outside Melbourne’s lockout zone has defended her actions and has not yet been charged by police.
Lizzy Rose, dubbed ‘Karen from Bunnings 2.0,’ made headlines on Monday after asking the hardware store workers about the mandatory use of face coverings in the wake of the coronavirus.
She says she was once a medic and posted videos about the “draconian rules” on her social media throwing face masks on a fire.
After then, Rose has boasted of travelling beyond the lockout zone when she went to Romsey to polish her nails.
When told the travel was in direct breach of the Health orders, she disagreed.
“No, because I’ve got a letter that states that I can travel because I’m studying,” she said.
Victoria Police won’t say they ‘re investigating the grandmother but they’re also continuing with handing out fines.
Rose’s mask burning video was released just a few days before she questioned Bunnings employees about their store’s compulsory use of face masks.
“We’ll be approaching the counter now to see if they’ll accept my money,” she says in the video.
“Remember this is about being a cashless society and there’s a whole other agenda here, so let’s see what happens to the system of corruption.”
Victoria Police announced on Tuesday that they have given 79 penalties for violations of the orders of the Chief Health Officer in the past 24 hours.
The fines included a group of three friends who were fined $1652 each for telling police that they were hanging out at the house of somebody and that they were going to get McDonalds.
None of those three are living in the same household.