A woman in Australia was arrested this week after she posted an anti-lockdown Facebook post.
And now, following the viral video of her dramatic arrest, she has spoken out about the ordeal...
Believe it or not, there are actually people out there believing that the global lockdown is totally unnecessary.
via: GettySo many are refusing to believe the words of medical professionals and government officials and instead, are taking matters into their own hands.
People feel that wearing facemasks and self-isolating is totally uncalled for...
via: GettyAnd that this whole global pandemic is just one big hoax. Okay, then.
This is extremely worrying...Because the more people who continue to spread these lies, the more people who will jump the bandwagon - resulting in more COVID cases and deaths.
When will people start taking this pandemic seriously?
via: GettyWell, it seems that they never will with influential figures still around to brainwash them and feed them incorrect claims.
But over in Australia...
via: GettyAuthorities aren't taking any nonsense when it comes to those promoting anti-lockdown protests and ideologies.
Yesterday, a woman in Victoria was arrested...
via: GettyAnd it was all because of a controversial Facebook post she published promoting an anti-lockdown protest.
The state of Victoria is currently experiencing a second strict lockdown due to a spike in COVID cases...
via: FacebooAnd when twenty-eight-year-old Zoe Buhler shared a Facebook post advertising an anti-lockdown protest, authorities did not take her actions lightly.
Zoe's partner filmed the ordeal when police officers arrived at their home.
via: FacebookThe video was live-streamed to Facebook and it showed officers arresting a baffled Zoe, who is heard asking what she's supposedly done. "It’s in relation to a Facebook post, in relation to a lockdown protest you put on just that day," detective Adrian Smith told the woman as she was handcuffed in her home.
She looked utterly shocked, to say the least.
via: Facebook"But I wasn't breaking any laws doing that," she protested, before explaining that she was pregnant and was due to attend an ultrasound appointment that very day. But the detective couldn't care less. "You are actually. You are breaking the law," he responded, "That’s why I’m arresting you."
Zoe and her partner can then be heard offering to remove the accused Facebook post...
via: FacebookBut the detective insists that she needs to be arrested because she "already committed the offense." Wow.
Zoe begins to get distressed and she notes to the officers that her 2 small children are watching their mom get arrested."The search warrant entitles us—and we’re required to—seize any computers, any mobile devices you have," Detective Smith says over her sobs, seemingly unbothered that Zoe is starting to freak out.
After being taken into custody, Zoe was later released on bail and is due to appear in court in January... meaning Australia is deadly serious about this lockdown.A statement issued by the Victoria Police Department read: "Those still thinking of attending the protest […] can expect a swift and firm response from police. We will have no hesitation in issuing $1,652 fines to anyone who is breaching the restrictions on the day, or making arrests if necessary."
Well, opinions are certainly divided on Zoe's arrest.
via: FacebookMany people feel that this is what she had coming to her and that lockdowns anywhere in the world should be taken seriously.
But on the other hand...
via: FacebookMany felt Zoe's arrest was totally unnecessary and was actually a waste of police time.
And now, Zoe herself has spoken out about the ordeal.
via: FacebookSpeaking exclusively to ABC Australia, she apologized for her "bimbo moment."
She explained that she's passionate about human rights.
via: ABC Australia"I'm just a passionate person and I'm sick of the lockdown," she said before explaining that she created the protest event online because she was worried about the impacts of lockdown.
She spoke of her shock when the officers turned up at her front door...
via: ABC Australia
"I do think they were too heavy-handed, especially [to arrest me] in front of my children and to walk into my house like that. It did scare them... I was scared I was being kidnapped."
Zoe's bail conditions include her not being allowed to use social media until Sunday.
via: ABC Australia"I haven't got any of my devices back yet," she said.
We're sure that Zoe has learned a valuable lesson from this experience...
via: GettyAnd the same is probably said about the rest of Australia during these turbulent times.