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No conspiracy behind incorrectly telling alleged Melbourne BLM protest organisers their charges were dropped, court hears

Prosecution says ‘an error’ not ‘a political decision’ resulted in two women being notified of intention to withdraw charges against them over Black Lives Matter protest

It was regrettable that two accused Black Lives Matter protest organisers were incorrectly told charges against them would be dropped, but it was not a conspiracy, a magistrate has heard.

Meriki Onus and Crystal McKinnon were accused of breaching the chief health officer’s Covid directions by arranging the protest in June 2020.

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