The state of emergency has given police unprecedented powers during the COVID-19 crisis, and they're about to go one step further. The moments where Victoria looks like a police statePersistent anti-lockdown protesters are planning another rally, threatening to descend on Parliament House while the city celebrates Melbourne Cup Day. This isn’t enough, Dan.”Victoria Police said it was aware of the planned rally and would be running a significant public order operation in response. The Melbourne Cup will run from 2pm. A police officer needed to be taken to hospital during the last anti-lockdown protest after clashes between cops and protesters turned ugly on October 24.