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A Perth man continues to troll police who repeatedly ask him to wear a mask causing bizarre standoff

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A man filmed trolling police officers just an hour into Perth’s lockdown has shared another video of himself confronting cops who repeatedly ask him to wear a mask. 

In the new video, the man, who claims to be a journalist, walks through the quiet streets of Fremantle on the second day of Western Australia’s snap lockdown and greets two policemen.

In the video the cops remind the man that masks are mandatory to wear outside, saying he could be liable for a $1,000 fine if he does not comply. 

When he ignores the request, the officers start to record the man using their body cameras, dismounting from their bikes to ask the man for identification. 

A Perth man has shared a video of his confrontation with police who repeatedly ask him to wear a mask that are currently mandatory to wear outside during WA's five day lockdown

A Perth man has shared a video of his confrontation with police who repeatedly ask him to wear a mask that are currently mandatory to wear outside during WA’s five day lockdown

‘Are you aware that I have rights?’ he asks the police officers, and claims he is free to go when asked for his name and address.

‘You’re a public servant, you work for me.’ 

The man refuses to wear and mask or give the officers his details, saying: ‘I don’t answer questions fellas, my apologies. Lots of love to you though, I love you guys.’     

The man also warns the policemen to keep their distance: ‘Apparently it’s a pandemic.’

Curious passersby stop to watch the confrontation, as cops remind the man that everyone else around him is wearing a mask. 

The video ends with the police issuing the man with a move on notice, saying he is ‘hindering lawful activity’ by not complying with lockdown directives.

The footage is the latest in a series of videos the man has uploaded to YouTube.

In a previous video the man mocked two policemen who told him to wear a mask one hour into the five day lockdown. 

When the man ignores the cops request, the officers start to record the confrontation using their body cameras, dismounting from their bikes to ask the man for identification

When the man ignores the cops request, the officers start to record the confrontation using their body cameras, dismounting from their bikes to ask the man for identification

The man gave his viewers a tour of the back of a police station before ranting at cops, who tell the man he has five minutes to leave the premises. 

Lockdown rulings will continue until Friday night throughout metropolitan Perth, Peel and the South West of Western Australia.  

The snap lockdown came after the state celebrated ten months free of coronavirus, when a security guard tested positive at the Four Points hotel by Sheraton Perth. 

There were four active cases in the hotel quarantine when the security guard was working at the hotel. 

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan confirmed that of the four cases, three were variant strains, one from South Africa and two from the UK. 

‘We are told the guard was working on the same floor as a positive UK variant case’, Mr McGowan said.  

The family of the security guard have tested negative for Covid-19 and are currently in quarantine in a state run facility.

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that masks will be mandatory throughout the lockdown period.  

For those needing to leave their homes, people who work in indoor settings and on public transport, masks must be worn. 

WA’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said a rapid response was vital, particularly if the case in question was one of the more infectious strains.  

The policemen demand the man puts on a mask , before giving the troll five minutes to leave the premises

The policemen demand the man puts on a mask , before giving the troll five minutes to leave the premises

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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