Wednesday night Victoria Police swarmed Melbourne CBD to quash any potential dissent in response to the lockdown extension.
While covering the night events, I noticed officers stopping and harassing local African and Indigenous men.
One of the men who lived close by says he had been stopped several times on his way home.
"Your friends just spoke to me," he told police.
"I don't know them", the officer replied about the Victoria Police members who'd just stopped them.
Police took details and let the men continue on their way home. It's unclear if they'll be fined.
ICYMI This is what happened at the protest that night:
ICYMI Veteran firefighters went to protest: