Hundreds of people converged on central Melbourne on Saturday to protest against the coronavirus vaccine rollout and government health policies.
The protesters, part of the Worldwide Rally for Freedom, gathered at Flagstaff Gardens around midday.
They later stopped traffic on a number of roads carrying signs that read messages such as “say no to the prick” as they walked Flinders Street and the Bourke Street Mall, flanked by police.
Footage showed some demonstrators attempting to cross a police line at the steps of Parliament House.
But police said they were “pleased” overall with the behaviour of the crowd.
“The majority of participants were compliant with the Chief Health Officer restrictions,” a Victorian Police spokeswoman said.
Police arrested one man who allegedly assaulted an officer and released him with charges expected on summons.
A woman was also removed from the crowd for breach of the peace.