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The moment cops tackle vegan activist at truck rollover

TENSE scenes have unfolded near the site of a cattle truck rollover southeast of Melbourne, as police arrested animal activists who tried to film a dying cow.

The incident, which killed cattle and injured the driver, occurred as the truck was travelling around a roundabout on Koo Wee Rup Rd, near Manks Rd, in Koo Wee Rup.

Footage of the arrest shows Leah Doellinger, a prolific animal rescuer popular on social media, suddenly taken to the ground and cuffed by a highway patrol policeman in grass on the side of the freeway.

Ms Doellinger was live streaming the incident to her 32,000 Instagram followers.

Moments before the arrest, she had been close to a cow which lay immobile in front of a man who spoke to her about having put down the animal he said had since died.

In the video, she and her friends were repeatedly asked to move away from the cow, and the man told her the cow could continue to move for some time despite being euthanised.

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