Another report on this rally, with more photos and summaries on speeches, can be found on Melbourne Indymedia. The following pictures, along with a low-resolution video clip, were also originally posted to Indymedia – at http://web-beta.archive.org/web/20070325133941/http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2007/03/142314.php and http://web-beta.archive.org/web/20070325093541/http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2007/03/142300.php. There is a further report on Indymedia at http://web-beta.archive.org/web/20070325133929/http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2007/03/142282.php.(One addition: the mainstream media reported numbers of about 300 at each of the rallies in Sydney and Melbourne. At some points there were probably only about 300 people at the rally/march in Melbourne, but the true figure at its peak was not less than a thousand – the crowd swelled noticeably not long before the march set off.)
State Library at the start
There was the whole spectrum of ages, from older …
More of the younger generation
The US does not use torture? – Tell that to the marines, as they used to say…
Women for Peace
The ISO stall was collecting signatures on a petition to Rob Hulls protesting at the use of anti-terror legislation against those arrested in connection with the G20 protests last November.
Also at the ISO stall, in preparation for the APEC meeting in Sydney later this year.
Detail from the Peacebus
The Refugee Action Collective, collecting signatures on a petition against the new detention centre on Christmas Island.
Head of the march
Don’t join the Army … a seditious message perhaps?
Nuclear Free Australia made it to the front briefly
The message from Radical Women
Keeping an eye on things … or should that be ‘people’?
Bringing up the rear – carrying this banner is a considerable feat in itself
He was playing ‘Give Peace a Chance’.
Scene at Liberal Party HQ, the end point of the march