Victoria Police facing legal action over pepper spray tactics in protests | 7NEWS

Victoria police facing legal action over pepper spray tactics in protests | 7news

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Climate activists are taking legal action over police pepper spray tactics in wild 2019 protests. They’ve filed a class action in the Supreme Court, claiming officers used excessive force.

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