So disappointing to see Melburnians protesting at the recent so called “freedom rally”, mostly maskless and at times when the majority are working so hard at obeying the rules in an effort to see the end of COVID restrictions.

Do they not understand that their ignorant, disrespectful and self-entitled activities are only going to prolong the lockdown.

Worse still was the behaviour of a few determined to create havoc by attacking our police who work so hard to keep us safe.

Even more disappointing were those parents who bring their children to such rallies putting them at serious risk of personal injury.

I implore them to stop and think about the risk of sickness and death to innocent individuals, perhaps even their own family members before embarking on such reckless activities.

Gary Beard, Wonthaggi.