Police have chased about 100 anti-lockdown protesters who gathered at Elsternwick Park after their plans to rally in the city failed on Saturday morning.
A long line of police met the protesters in the suburban park and the crowd fled towards Elwood. Police, including several on horses, followed them and arrested at least six people.
The crowd had dispersed near the foreshore by about 1pm. Police at the beach arrested a man and a woman and led them away in handcuffs.
The man was yelling to the large crowd of beachgoers gathered around the action that he had done nothing wrong and he only had to answer to Jesus.