Police have been confronted at a café as they tried to enforce Covid-19 compliance rules.
Troops entered Capalaba’s Vintage Apron in Brisbane’s southern suburb, where they were met by staff and customers chanting “leave the store!”
Multiple reports were made by police about Covid Health Order violations. This included patrons who did not wear masks in the venue. It is required by Queensland law.
Troops of officers entered Capalaba’s Vintage Apron in Brisbane’s South (pictured), where they were met by customers and employees shouting “leave the store!”
9NEWS shared footage that shows how the crowd turns on officers as they question staff members.
An officer can be heard saying, “The question that I want you to answer, we’re going to have to submit a report as to why people aren’t wearing masks in this area,”
Onlookers recording phones were heard saying to the worker, “Don’t answer it.”
The officer stated that everyone should keep their cool and not get angry.
The crowd reacted to the officer’s actions.
“Leave mate,” what is your Queensland Police Service motto?” Serving with honor is what we do What is honour? A patron can be heard saying.
“You guys are violating your law, your oath to serve your community which is us.”
Police at a café (pictured) were confronted by customers and staff as they tried to enforce Covid-19 compliance rules
The police (pictured) responded to numerous reports that Covid Health Order violations had been reported. This included patrons who were not wearing masks within the venue as required by Queensland law.
An employee then asks the officers about conspiracy theories, and they quote them.
“Have your guys ever heard of the crime against humanity?” He responds.
“Are all of you going to be held responsible for this?”
The officers eventually exit the café amid the backlash with one officer saying ‘I care about people’.
Queensland Police stated that it arrested a man 53 years old for failing to comply with Covid-19 instructions.