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Imre Pelyva: Police charge man after alleged Daniel Andrews death threat

Counter-terrorism police have charged a man who allegedly made violent death threats against Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

Counter-terrorism police have charged a Melbourne man for allegedly threatening Premier Daniel Andrews and encouraging protesters to bring firearms to state parliament.

Court records confirmed Imre Pelyva would front Dandenong Magistrates Court later this month following investigations by Victoria Police’s counter-terrorism command.

Police allege Mr Pelyva encouraged anti-lockdown protesters to bring guns to the streets of Melbourne where thousands of people have this week protested against the state government’s proposed pandemic management Bill.

It is alleged Mr Pelyva made online comments urging protesters to “bring out rifles and shotguns” and “shoot Mr Dan f–k in the head”.

He also allegedly provided protesters with instructions on how to make “Molotov cocktails at home” and posted about “burning cop cars down” and “bash(ing) the heck out of them”.

Mr Pelyva will front Dandenong Magistrates Court on November 25.

A Victoria Police spokesman confirmed police were investigating incidents involving threats directed at members of parliament.

“We have seen a number of people charged over the past year in relation to threats directed at high-profile members of the community, including members of parliament,” he said.

“Victoria Police takes any threat against a person extremely seriously, including both online and physical threats, and will investigate incidents to the fullest extent.”

Mr Andrews spoke out about separate violent threats made against him after a blow-up replica of the Premier was placed next to makeshift gallows on the steps of parliament on Monday.

“They are essentially attacking the safety of my family,” he said.

“Be really clear and hear this message – I will not be deterred from the work I’m doing to keep every family safe.

“I wouldn’t want the appalling, the disgusting and the potentially criminal behaviour of a small number of people to detract away from the amazing job that so many Victorians have done.”

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