THOSE involved in accusing Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of treason were not representative of Myrtleford, a business leader says.
Myrtleford Chamber of Commerce president Jim van Geet was commenting after a crowd gathered at the town's court house on Friday for a case involving Bright chiropractor Anthony Herman and Mr Andrews.
Mr Herman brought a private prosecution against Mr Andrews, but it was struck out by magistrate Peter Dunn on the basis that charge information had not been served on the Premier prior to it reaching him.
Outside court, Mr Herman told supporters via a PA system that he planned to pursue further legal action.
"We will not give up," he said to cheers.
Mr Herman claimed the legal process was corrupt and he would be pursuing court officials.
"We will be charging them for the same reasons that Daniel Andrews is being charged, which is concealing treason and fraud, they are doing that too," he said.
They were left disappointed after being told the matter was over before being mentioned to the virtual gallery.
One who tuned in had asked: "Is Dan Andrews on this call, can I talk to Dan Andrews?"
Mr Andrews, who is in isolation after being exposed to COVID, did not appear.
Mr Herman had taken his action as a private citizen, paying $85.70 to bring a charge against another.
The case drew a crowd estimated at 100 to the court precinct, with police describing it as a peaceful protest.
Officers arrested a Myrtleford man, 51, over alleged sexual-related offending in 2019, rather than his behaviour on Friday.
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He was interviewed and released pending further inquiries.
In footage of him being taken into custody, the man identifies himself as Des Freeman when asked his name.
Mr van Geet said the sentiments expressed over COVID restrictions were not reflective of "99.9 per cent of people here".
"It's definitely not representative of Myrtleford compared with all the other places, all the regional towns," he said.
"We're more compliant than others; having driven around you see everyone doing what's required of them."
Alpine Shire mayor Sarah Nicholas said she aware of Mr Herman's views, however she did not want to comment directly on his actions.
She said she was thankful to those had received vaccines to protect themselves from COVID-19 and praised the police for maintaining peace on Friday and ensuring the situation did not escalate.
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