SUE JACKSON Therapist/Writer/Photographer/Activist

Last year, as the unofficial blogger/photographer to the anti-East-West Link campaign, our battles were my blog's entire focus. But by Christmas, with the electoral win for people power and the dumping of the dud Tunnel, I was suddenly at a loss. What to write about now? Not sure yet. But there will be ongoing musings and images from this Australian life. So please leave a message. (No need to sign into an account. Simply comment as ‘anonymous’; then leave your name within the comment itself.)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Unstoppable!: People Power at TNT Rally

In a word, today was wonderful. More than 3,000 opponents of the East-West Link and supporters of public transport, from a wide range of community groups, met outside the State Library of Victoria on a freezing afternoon to voice their opposition. There was entertainment and great speakers, but the real star of the afternoon were the many Victorians who braved the elements to ensure that the Government hears loud and clear that we don't want the monstrous Tunnel. Here are just some of today's faces:

Outside the State Library of Victoria

Sue Bolton - a tireless worker

Karima Mohamed from the Flemington Housing Estate with Anthony Main, today's great MC

Federal Member, Adam Bandt, with (hopefully) Melbourne's soon-to-be MP, Ellen Sandell 

Placards, placards everywhere

'Where the wild things are'

Zoo animals addressing the media

Kat (front) after her rousing debut speech at the rally

What a fantastic event it was, worth the tremendous amount of work people put in door-knocking and leafletting - congratulations everyone! As Stephen Jolly concluded, today's rally could well represent a new phase in Australian politics.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Dow said...

Well done Melbourne. There needs to be a complete rethink of the present failing transport paradigm. More roads is not the answer.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Sue Jackson said...

I couldn't agree more, Robert. Thanks for the support!

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Alix said...

Great stuff Sue! :-)

2:39 AM  

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