Greens MP Adam Bandt has criticised the actions of police and council workers who stripped a young woman participating in a protest today.
"Stripping a woman in public is inappropriate and should not be condoned by Melbourne City Council or Mayor Robert Doyle", Mr Bandt said.
"This was a peaceful protest. Surely police have better things to do with their time and taxpayer dollars."
"The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has created this confrontation and the authorities have handled it badly from the start."
"We should be closing the gap between rich and poor - that's what these protesters are saying."