On Saturday, Victoria Police mobilised hundreds of officers to chase no one around the city for hours.
Busloads of uniform cops, the mounted unit, counter-terror squad and an armoured vehicle following a Telegram group spent hours running around and hassling innocent locals.
Police media were quick to announce 57 protesters arrested, a lie regurgitated by the mainstream media.
In reality, police made only a few arrests of mostly innocent locals, including one woman drinking tea on a park bench with her husband.
It's unclear how much the waste of police resources on Saturday cost the taxpayer. Previous protests were estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.