'At Home' Tunnel Picket: Brunswick Street Saturday
On a chilly Easter Saturday we tunnel picketers set up our table at lunch time in the middle of our heartland - Brunswick Street.
|Socialist Councillor Stephen Jolly joined us|
We spent our time chatting and debating with passers by, promoting the upcoming rally and inviting contributions to our fighting fund.
|Mother and son picketers|
Today was an easy gig, but I couldn't help recalling that only a few months back the very corner on which people were handing out leaflets (above) was the site of a very different scene, as the government's agents attempted to muzzle our opposition via intimidation:
|Strong arm tactics|
Thankfully we are enjoying a break from such distressing starts to our days. So today we were free to do more pleasant things, like photographing passing supporters to add to our soon-to-be Tumblr photo petition:
|Bevy of beautiful supporters|
Reminiscing about some of the weird experiences we have had over the last months: like the time that a police officer, obviously frustrated out of his brain by our persistence, and spotting Andrew leaving after a morning of successful picketing, presented him with an on-the-spot fine for the heinous crime of failing to have a bicycle bell. The officer took this action near a bike path with similarly deficient cyclists streaming past. But Andrew had his revenge. He is now the proud owner of the most glorious golden bell.
|Anthony paying homage to Andrew's bell|
We took time to admire the new street signage adjacent to our caravan:
|Sign of things to come|
If we put the bunnies and chocolates to one side for a moment, the Easter message is all about regeneration and ultimate triumph against political force and against the odds. It couldn't be a better message for opponents of the East-West Link, so here's to a Happy Easter!