Shocking moment cop stamps on unmasked man's HEAD in front of horrified drivers in lockdown Melbourne

Shocking moment cop stamps on unmasked man's HEAD in front of horrified drivers in lockdown Melbourne

A HORRIFYING video has emerged showing a policeman in Australia stamping on the head of an unmasked man in the head during a brutal arrest.

The distressing footage shows a group of officers in Melbourne chasing a man and surrounding the shirtless man before rolling him into a face-down position. 

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The video shows the man wriggling as he tries to get up — when suddenly a second officer kicks his head down.

Cops then pile on to the man's back to pin him down before handcuffing him.

Stunned onlookers watched the skirmish unfold.

One could be heard saying: "Are you  f***ing kidding me?"

The motorist then yells at the police to stop kicking the man before his passenger urges him to be quiet.

Victoria Police said the incident unfolded after officers were called about a man behaving erratically.

A statement said: "Police were called to Cooper Street, Epping, to reports of a male behaving erratically about 4.10pm today.

"Upon arrival the male allegedly became aggressive and damaged a police vehicle whilst attempting to avoid arrest.

"During the highly dynamic incident a police officer was assaulted and OC spray was deployed before the man was arrested and subsequently taken to hospital for assessment.

"The arrest has been referred to Professional Standards Command for oversight."

In August footage emerged which appeared to show a police officer in Melbourne choking a woman during a violent arrest after she was caught not wearing a face mask.

The footage was taken by an onlooker in an apartment building.

The incident came just hours after hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the centre centre during a violent anti-lockdown demonstration.

More than 250 residents amassed as tensions escalate over the city'scoronavirus Stage Four restrictions, which bans Melburnians from leaving home for non-essential reasons. 

A State of Emergency and State of Disaster has been extended a further four weeks despite the state today only recording 41 new cases and seven deaths.

The latest figures released on Sunday morning take the state's death toll to 723 and the national count to 810 since the start of the pandemic in late January.

The demonstrators were chanting "Freedom", "Power to the people" and "this is not a police state" were outnumbered by police officers.

Some then hurled fruit at police after raiding market stalls. 

Seventy four people were arrested and at least 176 infringement notices were issued for breaching Covid-19 rules 

Police said many protesters were aggressive and threatened violence towards officers, however no members of the force were injured.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said: "It was extremely disappointing to see people not just protesting, but putting the lives of other Victorians at risk despite all the warnings. 

"Our investigations into this protest will continue, and we expect to issue further fines once the identity of individuals has been confirmed."

Footage of violent scuffles and officers on horseback moving through a group inside a fruit market has been posted online.

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