On Saturday, I attended the Getup! Price on Pollution rally at Treasury Place, Melbourne.
There have been media stories for and against both sides. There were many reports that the 8000 odd people that attended the pro carbon tax rally were a bunch of pot smoking university student rent a crowd types that were paid by the Labor party and the 400 people who attended the anti-carbon tax rally in Werribee were a ‘grass roots’ movement. Make your own mind up, but from someone who was there with my daughter, who are far from being dope smoking hippies, I did not see anyone being paid to attend or did I see any rent a crowd types, just concerned citizens who voiced their opinion for action on mitigating climate change.
Anyway, my lovely daughter Megan took lots of photos which I made into a presentation video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did in attending the event!
This post will be the last climate change one for a while. I want to get back to simple and sustainable living again. I think that you can only protest so much, and you need to balance that with a whole lot of just getting on with it.