Victoria records 41 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as protesters vow to ...

Victoria has recorded 41 new cases and seven more deaths as anti-lockdown protesters vow to take to the streets of Melbourne again on Sunday.

It comes after the state recorded just 37 new cases on Saturday.

Police expect more anti-lockdown protesters to swarm the streets of Melbourne on Sunday after making 14 arrests during a 'Freedom Walk' rally on Saturday. 

Rally organisers have higher hopes for Sunday's event but won't reveal the locations until 20 minutes before priorr in a bid to outsmart police.

'Plenty of people showed up, but the police planning prevented people from grouping up, so they had to scatter,' one posted on Facebook on Saturday.

'Tomorrow the police will be on the back foot, and we'll be able to rise.'

Officers on horseback and in riot gear were seen marching across the city in preparation for the protest that was due to kick off at 11am on Saturday in the city's Tan walking track.

Demonstrators were taken away in handcuffs as police tried to avoid a repeat of last week's protest that saw violent clashes leading to 17 arrests.

One man was arrested on Saturday after holding an anti-lockdown sign and calling out to police outside the Shrine of Remembrance.

The man told News Corp he wasn't a conspiracy theorist but was anti-government and nodded when asked if it was 'worth the fine'.

A mask-wearing protester has already been arrested as police prepare for an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne on Saturday

A mask-wearing protester has already been arrested as police prepare for an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne on Saturday

Police are seen taking away the man who said he wasn't a conspiracy theorist but was anti-government and anti-lockdown

Police are seen taking away the man who said he wasn't a conspiracy theorist but was anti-government and anti-lockdown

Officers in riot gear were seen patrolling outside the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon

Officers in riot gear were seen patrolling outside the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon

Another mask-wearer was seen being spoken to by an officer while holding a sign that read: 'I am just exercising...my human rights'

Another mask-wearer was seen being spoken to by an officer while holding a sign that read: 'I am just exercising...my human rights'

Police have closed in on the Shrine of Remembrance as they prepare for the 'Freedom Walk' that was due to kick off at 11am in Melbourne

Police have closed in on the Shrine of Remembrance as they prepare for the 'Freedom Walk' that was due to kick off at 11am in Melbourne

Police detain a woman without a mask in Melbourne on Saturday. The 'Freedom Walk' was due to start at 11am as Melburnians vowed to walk for their 'freedom'

Police detain a woman without a mask in Melbourne on Saturday. The 'Freedom Walk' was due to start at 11am as Melburnians vowed to walk for their 'freedom'

Police have set up a checkpoint near the Shrine of Remembrance as they try to shut down the planned protest on Saturday

Police have set up a checkpoint near the Shrine of Remembrance as they try to shut down the planned protest on Saturday 

Police confront one man who was at the protest in Melbourne on Saturday before being taken away by officers

Police confront one man who was at the protest in Melbourne on Saturday before being taken away by officers

Police take the demonstrator away in handcuffs in Melbourne during the Freedom Walk protest on Saturday afternoon

Police take the demonstrator away in handcuffs in Melbourne during the Freedom Walk protest on Saturday afternoon

One protester was taken into the back of a police paddy wagon after he was arrested during the Freedom Walk rally in Melbourne

One protester was taken into the back of a police paddy wagon after he was arrested during the Freedom Walk rally in Melbourne

Police lock up a protester inside a paddy wagon after arresting people at the Freedom March on Saturday

Police lock up a protester inside a paddy wagon after arresting people at the Freedom March on Saturday 

Police moved to the Shrine of Remembrance and surrounding areas and set up checkpoints.

Helicopters will also patrol the Tan track as officers block main roads to stop protesters.  

Another mask-wearer was seen being spoken to by an officer while holding a sign that read: 'I am just exercising...my human rights'. 

One elderly woman had her details taken by police after she held up a sign with the message: 'open our churches'.  

One woman was dramatically restrained on the ground by multiple officers at the Observatory Gate because she wouldn't give her ID, the Herald Sun reported. 

She was shoved into the back of a police car while screaming to be let go.

'They've arrested me because I won't say my name. I've been in Melbourne all my life, I just want to go for a walk,' the woman said.  

Meanwhile a man with a picture of Premier Daniel Andrews stuck to the back of his face shield paraded through the protest while another had a mask saying 'sack Daniel Andrews'.

A couple were also seen walking through the Tan singing 'I Am Australian' while strumming a guitar. 

A 'Freedom Walk' planned for Saturday was allegedly organised by sacked Clive Palmer political candidate Tony Pecora (pictured)

A 'Freedom Walk' planned for Saturday was allegedly organised by sacked Clive Palmer political candidate Tony Pecora (pictured)

Meanwhile a man with a picture of Premier Daniel Andrews stuck to the back of his face shield paraded through the protest

Meanwhile a man with a picture of Premier Daniel Andrews stuck to the back of his face shield paraded through the protest

Another man is detained by police at the Freedom Walk protest in Melbourne on Saturday

Another man is detained by police at the Freedom Walk protest in Melbourne on Saturday

Two Victorian police officers lead another demonstrator away from the protest on Saturday

Two Victorian police officers lead another demonstrator away from the protest on Saturday

A woman is placed in handcuffs on Saturday as police attempt to shut down an anti-lockdown protest thousands had vowed to attend

A woman is placed in handcuffs on Saturday as police attempt to shut down an anti-lockdown protest thousands had vowed to attend

A line of police officers is seen outside the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Saturday morning. Thousands had vowed to attend the protest

A line of police officers is seen outside the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne on Saturday morning. Thousands had vowed to attend the protest

Police direct a man to move away during the Freedom Walk rally in Melbourne on Saturday morning

Police direct a man to move away during the Freedom Walk rally in Melbourne on Saturday morning

Victorian police officers swarm the streets of Melbourne on Saturday. Some officers were on horseback or in riot gear

Victorian police officers swarm the streets of Melbourne on Saturday. Some officers were on horseback or in riot gear

The 'Freedom Walk' is believed to be the doing of sacked Clive Palmer political candidate and conspiracy theorist Tony Pecora, 43.

Mr Pecora was arrested by police after allegedly planning the event and charged with two counts of incitement. 

The 43-year-old allegedly created the event on social media under the alias Arkwell Tripellego.

He believes the deadly coronavirus was 'genetically engineered by world banks to kill off weak humans'.

He then quoted Midnight Oil, allegedly telling police if someone contracted coronavirus at one of his events 'it would be better to die on your feet than live on your knees'. 

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