Victoria Premier Dan Andrews has condemned people for the acts of violence and disruption Melbourne has seen over the last two days.
In an official statement, he said such acts won’t result in one less case of Covid – in fact it only helps the virus to spread.
He thanked the brave men and women of Victoria Police for their work every day to keep our community safe.
“We know vaccinations are our only ticket out of this pandemic. There is no other way.
For those who think violence is the answer, I ask that you think of your fellow Victorians – doing the right thing,” he said.
“We have come too far to turn back now. Please spare a thought for our healthcare workers who are working such long hours looking after patients, many who are struggling to breathe”.
“The more of us who get vaccinated, the fewer of us who will end up in hospital.
It’s as simple as that”.