Sam Armytage has blasted the Victoria Police officers who threatened to arrest two elderly women sitting on a park bench during Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown.
Dramatic footage of the heavy-handed confrontation, first obtained by Daily Mail Australia, showed five officers surrounding the frail women on Saturday.
Officers ordered them to stand up, threatened to arrest them for not providing their details and then snatched one of their phones when they started filming the ordeal.
A fired-up Armytage spoke to the footage on Sunrise on Tuesday morning and compared the incident - and the city's current Stage Four lockdown - to China.
'Victorians are sick to death of this': Sam Armytage blasted Dan Andrews for extending Melbourne's lockdown and said footage of two elderly women being confronted by police reminded her of China
'What is this, China? You are getting arrested for filming things?' she said.
'Yes they were not meant to be sitting there under the rules. Who is making these rules? It is ridiculous.'
Armytage was joined by Justice Party leader Derryn Hinch and journalist Sharri Markson to debate the draconian measures.
Hinch said he agreed with the action taken by Victoria Police.
'I'm on the cop's side, they're doing it tough down here. We're all doing it tough down here,' he said.
'If they ask you for your name and address then you must provide it.
'I don't care if you're 17 or 70, by doing what you're doing, protesting last weekend, you're putting not only your own lives at risk, you're putting my life at risk. You're putting everybody's life at risk.'
Five officers were filmed by a bystander swarming around two elderly women sitting on a park bench in the Victorian capital on Saturday
Markson bit back at Hinch's comments, declaring the two women were not impacting anyone's life by sitting on a park bench.
'They are not risking your life by sitting on a park bench,' she said.
'It reminds me of those scenes in Sydney when we had the first pandemic and those two mums - one of them was breastfeeding - and the police made them move on as well.
'This is just too heavy-handed.'
Armytage was then forced to interject as her two guests continued to talk over each other.
The Sunrise host said she refused to call Premier Daniel Andrews' proposal out of coronavirus lockdown a 'road map'.
'Because road map suggests there is a plan and this is not necessarily a plan,' she said.
'We saw protests in Melbourne last weekend, there's going to be more this weekend.
'Victorians are sick to death of this and there is going to be civil disobedience.'
Armytage was joined by Justice Party leader Derryn Hinch and journalist Sharri Markson to debate the draconian measures
Pictured: Melburnians in face masks sit in the city on Monday
Markson said the protests were 'irresponsible' during a pandemic and agreed the premier did not provide an adequate roadmap.
Mr Andrews outlined his four-step plan for the state to return to normality on Sunday, with some restrictions to be tweaked from midnight next Sunday.
But Melbourne will remain under a nightly curfew and people will be unable to leave their homes for non-essential reasons until at least October 26.
The lockdown will lift on that date if the average number of new cases falls below five and there are fewer than five unknown source cases.
Up to five visitors from a nominated household and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will also be allowed.
Armytage said Victorians would continue to fight the extended measures.
Pictured: Residents wait for a tram on Bourke Street in Melbourne on Sunday
'People are going to start breaking out. People are going to break the rules because they don't agree with what's going on and the rest of the country doesn't agree either,' she said.
The TV personality added she was not blaming Victorians for their frustrations.
'We all feel desperately sorry for you and we're all understanding why people are trying to break out.
'This is your government that has absolutely stuffed this up from the beginning and we feel so desperately frustrated on your behalf that we're trying to fight the fight here.'
Saturday's incident happened while a 'Freedom Day' protest took place in Melbourne
In the police confrontation video, one of the elderly women pulled her phone out to record the encounter.
A male police officer stood behind her and snatched the device from her hand.
'Excuse me, you have no right to seize my property,' the woman yelled.
Victoria Police were unable to confirm whether the woman was arrested.
A police spokesman said: 'Generally speaking, it is an offence to not provide your name and details to police when they believe you have either committed or are about to commit an offence.
'As part of their powers, police have the ability to remove items from a person's possession where necessary to effect an arrest.'
Pictured: A woman runs past an empty Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne's CBD on Sunday
Officers and Melburnians fall to the ground during dramatic arrests from the anti-lockdown protest on Saturday
Saturday's incident happened while a 'Freedom Day' protest took place in the city.
Police said seven people were charged with breaching COVID-19 directions after some 200 people gathered to protest near the city centre.
Scuffles between demonstrators and police resulted in more than 160 fines for contravening lockdown measures or not wearing a mask.
'Despite all the warnings, it was