Victoria Police will form a permanent ring of steel around Foodbank Victoria for the remainder of lockdowns, to stop the spread of food getting to the recently unemployed and homeless.
After facing criticism for failing to manage traffic to the site last week but being able to find 700 officers on overtime for protests, Police Commissioner Shane Patton said he would go one better and close the site permanently to ‘really put the jackboot on the throat.’
“I’m acting on the best health advice from the UN Strong Cities Networks to limit the food supply to cause maximum chaos,” Patton said.
“We need a scapegoat for the coming supply chain collapse and here it is.”
Victoria Police have advised anyone approaching 100 metres of the site is warned they may be tear gassed, pepper sprayed ‘or worse.’