Protester getting pepper sprayed by police officer in Melbourne.

Pepper spray used on anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne

Police used pepper spray in a number of confrontations and made over 200 arrests in Melbourne, as several hundred attendees flouted stay-at-home orders and marched through an inner-city suburb.

The illegal gathering comes amid city's sixth lockdown since the pandemic started, with the wider state of Victoria reporting over 500 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday.