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The police have denied the allegations that the hand sign of an officer during violent protests in Melbourne was a & # 39; white power & # 39; symbol

Police are being forced to deny an officer's hand signal during violent protests against climate change in Melbourne was the & # 39; white power & # 39; symbol

  • A Victoria police officer has been accused of gesturing a & # 39; white power & # 39; symbol
  • Male officer was pictured Wednesday during violent protests in Melbourne
  • Police said the allegations were denied and said he gestured "everything is good"
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Police have denied allegations that a hand signal from an officer during violent climate change protests in Melbourne was a & # 39; white power & # 39; symbol.

Twitter account Jews against fascism accused the male officer of blinking the symbol outside the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) on Wednesday.

& # 39; Victoria Police throws fascist / neo-Nazi / White Power gang signs on today's #IMARCBlockade, & # 39; said the tweet.

& # 39; From now until the end, the fight against the capitalism of climate change and the fight against white supremacy are inherently linked. & # 39;

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Victoria Police said the officer signed that everything & # 39; OK & # 39; was during the protests.

The police have denied the allegations that the hand sign of an officer during violent protests in Melbourne was a & # 39; white power & # 39; symbol

The police have denied the allegations that the hand sign of an officer during violent protests in Melbourne was a & # 39; white power & # 39; symbol

A Twitter user then submitted the claim to Victoria Police.

& # 39; @VictoriaPolice and @DanielAndrewsMP, do you both have an explanation why this police officer gave a white power signal during the IMARC protest? & # 39; they said.

& # 39; I am very curious how good you are with this. & # 39;

But Victoria Police quickly denied the claims in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.

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& # 39; There is an image spread on social media with a police officer using a hand signal to indicate & # 39; everything is fine & # 39;, & # 39; said a spokeswoman.

& # 39; Some report that the hand signal from & # 39; & # 39; white power & # 39; & # 39; we assure you this is not the intended meaning. & # 39;

Protesters formed a blockade outside the convention and exhibition center on Wednesday's second day, hoping to prevent delegates from entering the international mining and resource conference.

Police use pepper spray as protesters try to prevent conference members from entering during a protest against the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne on Wednesday

Police use pepper spray as protesters try to prevent conference members from entering during a protest against the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne on Wednesday

Police use pepper spray as protesters try to prevent conference members from entering during a protest against the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne on Wednesday

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Officers used pepper spray to break the group and at least two demonstrators entered the meeting, one storming the stage before being removed.

The struggle outside led to 17 activists being arrested, the majority for deliberately obstructing a rescuer, because they blocked access, also via disabled ramps.

Two people who had stuck to a driveway of a parking garage and a woman who was locked onto a handrail were all removed.

The police said the illegal action has exhausted the funds.

Blockade spokeswoman Emma Black said that at least 30 demonstrators in & # 39; a lot of suffering and a lot of pain & # 39; were left after the police had poured them into capsicum spray because they were trying to set up a banner.

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& # 39; It is just horrible the way we have been treated by the police for conducting peaceful and legal protest tactics, & # 39; she told AAP.

Despite the ugly scenes, she said the protests hit their target.

& # 39; As for most of us, we have already achieved our goal & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; We have a lot of media attention and we have the public's attention for the kind of atrocities that many of these companies are engaged in, and that was our intention. & # 39;

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews supported police efforts to bring order to the protest.

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& # 39; There is a big difference between peaceful protest and what we saw yesterday and … today, & # 39; he said to parliament.

The struggle outside led to 17 activists being arrested, the majority for deliberately obstructing a rescuer, because they blocked access, also via disabled ramps.

The struggle outside led to 17 activists being arrested, the majority for deliberately obstructing a rescuer, because they blocked access, also via disabled ramps.

The struggle outside led to 17 activists being arrested, the majority for deliberately obstructing a rescuer, because they blocked access, also via disabled ramps.

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