G8 Speakout at GPO – 8 June

It was very small, and the police horses had nothing for their trouble, but at least the voice of protest was heard …
Protesters listen to speaker on steps of GPO

There had been talk of a ‘scumbag tour‘ which is presumably why the police were out in numbers – anything with ‘G’ in front of it seems to sound alarm bells. Other commitments, and possibly the weather, kept some away, and instead of the tour there was a speakout, to which various activists contributed, including two on behalf of Indigenous peoples both here and around the globe.(Next week will see Senior-Sergeant Chris Hurley in court over the death of Mulrunji on Palm Island in 2004 – see http://www.socialist-alliance.org/page.php?page=653 – [link no longer valid]) Leaflets relating to the upcoming APEC meeting in Sydney in September and the court appearance of G20 arrestees in Melbourne on August 31 were handed out.

One of the speakers

Sina

[The text of this speaker’s statement can be read in a comment to the Indymedia post – see linkl below.]

Horses leaving- light reflected from riders' jackets

The light brigade retreats, to the traditional cry of “Get those animals etc”

See further Melbourne Indymedia

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