"Every time our members are exposed to people like this there is a high risk they will be exposed to coronavirus themselves. That's the single greatest risk our members confront at this point in time. "No matter what your postcode or purpose, protest is not safe, it's not smart, it's just not right because it potentially puts at risk everything that people have worked so hard to achieve." "You know what disappoints me more than anything? The behaviour of some of those people takes away from the amazing work, absolutely amazing work the vast majority of Victorians are doing," he said. Before the page was removed, organisers wrote that they wanted half a million people to attend the protest to "end the lockdown and celebrate freedom".