A Melbourne man has filmed his confrontation with protective service officers as he refuses to wear a mask in public, proving to everybody that there are male Karens out and about too.

In the video the man is heard asking the station officers: “Are you authorised officers under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act,” to which the officer responds “yes”.

He goes on to dispute the officers’ ability to enforce the rules, saying: “You’re a PSO, not a police officer, you cannot detain.”

The man then tells the officers that he has an exemption to the mask-wearing rule, but would not share the details because they are of “a private nature.”

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The man continues to question the officers’ authority to enforce Melbourne’s face covering rules as the pair of officers patiently debate his right to refuse wearing a mask.

The officers eventually move to arrest the man, at which point the camera is turned off.

The video is the latest in a string of anti-masker sovereign citizens who believe a range of conspiracy theories and argue that COVID-19 restrictions do not apply to them.

Under Victorian laws, PSOs do have the power to arrest you if they suspect you have committed or are about to commit an offence.

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