Melbourne protester filmed bleeding from the head denies wild theories he died – as obituary spreads

Bizarre moment Melbourne protester filmed with blood pouring from his head forced to deny wild conspiracy theory He died of rubber bullet wounds after images of him were circulated to antivax groups

  • Melbourne protester denied he died after video was circulated to anti-vaxxers
  • People faked obituaries for him after a video surfaced showing him bleeding
  • Kyle Mitchell denied being pelted with rubber bullets by police, as suggested
  • Instead, he says he got into a fight with a bottle store owner and probably had glasses?
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A young Melbourne protester who was filmed screaming on the ground as blood poured from his head has been forced to deny wild conspiracy theories. He died after being “pelted with rubber bullets”.

Footage of Kyle Mitchell crying in pain went viral on Tuesday, with protesters and anti-police protesters claiming he died in hospital hours after the incident.

Fake obituaries were even posted online and circulated within anti-vax Telegram groups following his death rumors.

Even as he reappeared on social media on Thursday to insist he was still alive — and that the alleged altercation with the police was wrong — conspiracy theorists stuck to their version of events.

Mitchell “can’t remember” exactly what happened during the wild protests over his head injury, but has spoken to friends and witnesses who say he got into an argument with a bottle store clerk.

Mr Mitchell shared photos of his stitches after the incident and assured concerned protesters he was alive

Mitchell, an anti-lockdown lawyer and critic of Victorian Prime Minister Dan Andrews, said he was told he tried to steal from the store and was given “glasses” during the ensuing fight.

‘I had a huge blow to my skull, I have amnesia’ [but] I didn’t die. Please understand that I was knocked unconscious and woke up in the hospital with no memory.

“The police didn’t do this to me, it was a separate altercation.”

Mr Mitchell said he needed multiple stitches to his head and leg while in hospital and wanted to avoid spreading rumors about what happened during the protests.

Even after he clarified that he was still alive, anti-vax conspiracy theorists who attended the protest said his social media account could have been hacked by police.

When he proved it wasn’t the police who controlled his account by posting a live video of himself, some critics changed their tone, saying the man in the disturbing footage must have been someone else entirely.

Footage of Kyle Mitchell crying in pain went viral on Tuesday, with protesters and anti-police protesters claiming he died in hospital hours after the incident

Footage of Kyle Mitchell crying in pain went viral on Tuesday, with protesters and anti-police protesters claiming he died in hospital hours after the incident

Mr Mitchell said he needed multiple stitches to his head and leg while in hospital and wanted to avoid spreading rumors about what happened during the protests.

“I’m guessing you’re not the bleeding man’s video. Nobody knows what to believe. There is a war going on and this idiot has lost his memory,” said one critic.

“It’s all very strange and I don’t take anything I see anywhere at first glance, especially here on FB and especially at this time,” agreed another.

Mitchell insisted the man in the footage was sure of him, sharing a photo of his stitches and talking about his time in the hospital after the ordeal.

Others claimed that his hair was a different color and that his voice was different.

“My voice sounds different because I was screaming in pain and my hair was soaked in blood,” he said, before his supporters told him there was no need to explain himself to strangers.

Mitchell insisted the man in the footage was sure of him, shared a photo of his stitches and even filmed himself speaking after the ordeal

Mitchell insisted the man in the footage was sure of him, shared a photo of his stitches and even filmed himself speaking after the ordeal

False obituaries were made on behalf of Mr Mitchell after the images were circulated in anti-vax telegram groups

False obituaries were made on behalf of Mr Mitchell after the images were circulated in anti-vax telegram groups

Mitchell was one of thousands of protesters who marched through Melbourne this week to fight back against mandatory vaccinations for construction workers.

On Wednesday, images from the CBD showed officers handcuffed dozens of protesters for violating warrants at home after police vowed they would be better prepared for violence since they were caught off guard on Tuesday.

Another dramatic video showed panicked protesters running away from the police who opened fire with rifles projecting blunt bullets the size of marbles that feel like a ‘hard punch’ on impact.

Daily Mail Australia witnessed a man being pepper sprayed on his teenage son near the CFMEU building, which has been the target of violent protests since Monday.

Protesters were seen mocking police guarding headquarters after entering Victoria Street at 12:30 p.m., lighting flares and swearing at heavily armored police.

More than 600 protesters have been arrested since the demonstrations began on Saturday.

Pictured: Police arrest a woman during Wednesday's protest at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance

Pictured: Police arrest a woman during Wednesday’s protest at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

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