SUE JACKSON Therapist | Writer | Photographer | Activist

An avid blogger for the last fifteen years, I believe in the power of the word to change the world. I have participated in, and reported on, a range of protests during this period, including the successful East-West Link campaign and, more recently, our wonderful, home-grown Extinction Rebellion (XR). If you believe, like I do, that it is time for ordinary people to rise up in defence of the planet, I encourage you to explore this blog, share it with your networks, and – of course – take action.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Trains Not Tolls Rally Leafleting at Vic Market: Queen's birthday.

The beloved Queen Vic market

I'm no royalist. And I can't imagine either the market's regal namesake, Victoria, or the birthday girl, Elizabeth, enjoying wandering its crowded aisles, weighed down with shopping bags, before taking a well-earned rest - feet up and bratwurst sausage in hand. For such are the delights that entice hordes of shoppers to the Vic market every Saturday morning. And today those shoppers were in for a very special birthday treat, because with a mere three weeks until our Trains Not Tolls Rally, we protestors were there to greet them.

Some people signed our petition:

Others had their pictures taken:

Some shared their ideas:

Others shared a joke:

Standing outside the beautiful entrance way, I recalled the attempt in the '70s to demolish the market - to make way for a high rise development. Due to public outcry, the proposal came to nothing.

Saved from the axe - and for future generations

It felt like an omen. Hopefully, in the end, people power will prevail again and the Tunnel plan will end up where it belongs - in the rubbish bin of history.


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