Ugly scenes on Elsternwick streets after large religious gathering
There were ugly scenes on the streets of Elsternwick on Saturday night.
Neil Mitchell was sent vision of a religious gathering at Adass Israel School.
Things got heated when a man confronted the group of people leaving the school.
One of those involved in the gathering said he was “out for exercise” when confronted.
Benjamin filmed the incident and told Neil Mitchell the Jewish community was an extremely valued section of the local community but it “didn’t seem right” as many as “100 to 150” people were gathered together.
“It’s just very frustrating,” he said.
It’s been claimed the group had a government exemption to gather but Neil Mitchell questioned whether that passed the pub test if true.
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In a statement, Victoria Police said they are aware of the video and can confirm police attended the area following several reports of breaches of the Chief Health Officer’s directions.
“Officers attended both proactively and in response to calls on a number of occasions over the weekend and at no stage identified any breaches of the CHO directions,” the statement read.
3AW Mornings has been contacted by some of the people who were at the school.
They say there were in multiple groups of five gathered at the school, but they stayed apart.
The CHO directions state “outdoor religious gatherings and ceremonies of up to five people, plus one faith leader are allowed. The 5km limit applies. These should occur near the place of worship, with only one group permitted at a time”.
Press PLAY below for Neil’s comments on the police update.