The weather was a bit less kind than last year (see https://melbourneprotests.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/may-day-on-sunday-3-may-the-march-and-family-day/) and the turnout once again looked distinctly unpromising to begin with, but still enough for a respectable march through the city. (A report on the website of the Socialist Alternative , who were well and loudly represented, claims 500 on the march …) Among the speakers were Aboriginal activist Richard Downs, Pamela Curr, and Edgar Paez from Colombia.
As usual, the march was led by the Ringwood RSL Pipe Band, and the train was there again for children and the elderly. The Trades Union Choir sang …
Reports of events held in Melbourne on MayDay proper can be found on Melbourne Indymedia:
Photos from before the march:
On the march:
Back at Trades Hall: