Anti-capitalism protesters will consider staging protest action during the Queen’s visit to Melbourne on Wednesday.
Occupy Melbourne say they will hold a general assembly at State Library on Tuesday night to hear any proposals for action during the royal visit.
“It’s possible that (we) could put forward a proposal of non-violent direct action during the Queen’s visit,” Occupy Melbourne spokesman Nick Carson said on Monday.
“There’d be a range of different things being discussed and all kinds of different things being talked about in regards to people and their reaction to the Queen’s visit.
“There’s obviously a range of possibilities.
“But it would just be speculation to come to any resolute decision before a direction has been made by the general assembly.”
Premier Ted Baillieu on Sunday urged anyone planning to protest during the Queen’s visit to do so peacefully.
About 100 Occupy Melbourne protesters were forcibly removed from Melbourne’s City Square in violent scenes on Friday.
Mr Baillieu said everyone had the right to protest but they must have respect for the law.
“I would simply urge anybody who wants to protest at any time to do it lawfully and do it with respect for others,” he said.
The Queen will open the new $1 billion Royal Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, visit the National Gallery of Victoria’s Ian Potter Centre and greet the public at Federation Square.
She will also attend a private reception at Government House.
Police Minister Peter Ryan said he hoped the Occupy Melbourne protesters would use common sense if they stage a demonstration on Wednesday.
“I understand these folk want to make a point and they’re perfectly entitled to do that,” he told reporters.
“But in all the prevailing circumstances I would hope and trust that they would exercise discretion and we will have the day pass without any of that sort of activity having to occur.”
Protesters are believed to be organising to camp out in Treasury Gardens on Saturday.
“Police will enforce the laws of the state of Victoria, and I would imagine that the folk would be asked to move on,” Mr Ryan said.
The minister praised police for the way they handled protesters last Friday.
“I applaud them for the manner in which they conducted themselves,” he said.
“As to whether there were too many or not, no, I don’t agree that that was the case.”