Commander Mark Galliott said bottles and stones were thrown at police.
“Angry aggressive young males (were) there to fight the police, not to protest about freedoms,” he told the media late on Saturday.
UPDATE - thanks to reader Gary who's discovered a number of angry aggressive young males who appear to be there to fight.
Tax dollars hard at work today.— Voice For Victoria (@Voice4Victoria) September 18, 2021
Serve and protect. pic.twitter.com/3VnBpA03vo