Why this MAFS star is protesting the COVID lockdown in Melbourne

Married At First Sight reality TV star Hayley Vernon says she's not scared of being charged with incitement for going to an anti-lockdown rally.

Miss Vernon received a $1652 fine simply for attending the Freedom Rally in Melbourne, Australia on September 5.

A pregnant woman and former soldier had already been charged with incitement before the protest, for posting about the rally on social media — incidents that have made headlines worldwide.

(I was tackled to the ground and arrested while recording a piece to camera on that day.)

Before my arrest, the former MAFS contestant told she was more worried that she "can't breathe or can't leave her house after 8pm" than of being fined for going to the protest.

When asked why she didn't wait for the release of the government's planned roadmap out of lockdown before venturing out, Miss Vernon said:

"Because it's pretty evident that [Australian Premier] Daniel Andrews doesn't give a stuff about his people or the people who put him in charge."

The reality TV star condemned the Premier taking a pay rise while her father is a suffering farmer.

"He [the premier] didn't give it back, and we can't afford to put food on the table," Hayley Vernon said.

PS: We're fighting back against my unlawful arrest at that rally — SIGN the petition at StandWithAvi.com and help us fight for justice and freedom for all Australians.